Making Sense of Life (finally?)
This book, the third in a series, Making Sense of Life, comprises papers submitted as a final assignment for a course on business classics and Asia. The course encompassed big themes of global significance—the role of the state, luck and success, income inequality, gender, political and business culture, migration, and power of belief.
Essays in this book reveal a diverse mix of views and experiences. The voices come through their words—at once, affectionate and affecting, dutiful and determined, intense and idiosyncratic, plain and plaintive, rooted and restless, self-assured and self-satisfied as well as zestful and zippy. Together, they give readers a varied picture of how students cope with their quest to make sense of a world drastically changed by the COVID pandemic. Reading their reflections, one cannot help but feel optimistic about the future. Realistic and pragmatic, they also display universal values coupled with a sensitivity to group cohesion and individual autonomy, a difficult balance hard to maintain given the division social media engenders all too easily and quickly.