According to the American psychologist and one of the founders of the humanistic approaches in psychology, Carl Rogers, the good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. What this means is that a good life is not an outcome to be achieved, once and for all, but rather it is a process that we have to be constantly engaged with and to be continually moving towards.
Most importantly it is about having the freedom to move in any direction but moving in the direction that is most authentic to us.
Last Sunday was the National Day Rally in Singapore and on that day, the Prime Minister announced two important things. The first was the mask mandate will be lifted from tomorrow. This means that except for public transport and hospitals and medical centres, we can finally be free of masks and return to almost pre-Covid-19 normalcy. This means that students and office workers no longer need to stay behind a mask. The second was that the government finally decided to repeal section 377A. This section criminalises sex between consenting male adults and by repealing this section, it effectively ends the current criminalisation.
BB has been busy with his fifth-semester exams and has been more or less shut in his room. Post exams, he has a break of two weeks and then has to go to school five days a week from 9 to 5 to work on his final year project with two other project mates. GG, on the other hand, is enjoying her holidays before she goes back to school to finish up her last semester.
And on that note, have a wonderful week and stay safe!