Reflection Time

This is a reflection piece by Residential Life Marcom Intern – Rachel Kavita Thomas. She was tagged to the Humans of UTR page from August 2018 to May 2019.

Although I’m a friendly person and enjoy meeting new people, the idea of randomly going up to someone and asking them to share a part of themselves seemed to be ridiculous to me at first. Who would agree to do that? Why would they trust a complete stranger with that kind of information? Why would anyone care about what they had to say? Part of the reason as to why I was so eager to get started was just to prove myself wrong. And prove myself wrong I did as soon enough, these questions flew out the window.

I realised that most of the time, all people look for is a listening ear, and someone who can make them feel comfortable and relatable. After all, a lot of us do have similar experiences, and we like it when people have gone through the things we have and have felt the way we did. Albeit, our experiences will definitely have some differences, depending on the country, the culture and the unique perspective of the individual, but it is these very slight differences that intrigue us to read more after every post.

This internship was extremely meaningful to me as not only did it empower me with confidence, but at the same time, it taught me to be humble. Learning about the experiences of my peers showed me that there is so much more to the world that I have yet to discover. I’ve only experienced the tip of the iceberg and now, I have to keep my eyes open.


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