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Choose your battles

Posted on: October 25, 2014

I am not sure why, but a 14-year-old memory popped in my head recently.

I was pursuing a Masters in the USA at that time and many of my peers had met a Singaporean (and maybe even a foreigner) for the first time.

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One of my group mates insisted that Singapore was in China. She said that her father travelled a lot and told her that was the case. I asked her who she would rather believe: Her father who had travelled the region or a person who was born and bred there?

She just gave me a look and asked me if I was sure.

There was no convincing her. If Google Earth or Maps was around then, I could have shown her immediately. But even then, she might have objected.

There are some people who are not worth trying to convince or change. They will demoralize you and dig in further. Pick your battles, find some other way in, or go for someone else.

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