Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.

-Confucius

Dear reader,

Long time no see.

It’s finally the school holidays and after nearly a month’s hiatus, I now have some free time to sit back, reflect and pen down my thoughts in this ol’ writing spot of mine.

Post-exam season, I came to reflect upon an old proverb:

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.

The gist of the saying is: Give a man the answer to his problems, and he’ll only have a temporary solution. Teach him the principles that lead to the answer, and he’ll be able to create his own solutions in the future.

However, it’s much easier to do the former, much much harder to do the latter. Not to mention more pertinent factors