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You should get out more. You should get out and find a man, or a woman, but preferably someone of the opposite sex. Because you should get married by a certain age deemed appropriate by your parents, but inevitably before you are ready. You should also have children. Soon, because it’s better to be a young mum or dad than an old mum or dad. You should have more than one kid, but less than five because that’s just a ridiculous number. And, if female, when you have finished giving birth, you should breast feed and devote all your attention to your child and feed them organic foods and be mindful not spiteful but also think about returning to work or not returning to work (whatever is trendy in the neighbourhood you live in) and also find time to lose that baby weight, haha! Oh you haven’t given birth yet? Or found yourself a partner? Well you need to get out more. Spend eight hours at work, at least five days a week, possibly more …

To be human is to claim your weakness

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the universally-hated interview question? You know the one: what would you say is your greatest weakness? We all react the same way: a bit of internalized dread and then we chance it. We’ll either embrace the cliché and turn a weakness into a strength (“I’m such a perfectionist, you have no idea”), we’ll lie and bring up a meaningless weakness (“I just cannot resist a piece of cheese!”) or we’ll summon our courage and share one of our greatest vulnerabilities to a complete stranger. It’s incredibly hard to do, but what we should remember is that, for any interviewing business worth its salt, the honest and most human admission of weakness should be the very thing that earns you the job.