Do you make your own luck or is it something that just happens? All I know is that while bad things happen to good people, a lot more good things happen to good people and that most people in the world are good as I tell my children.
I had a colleague who attended the recent La Trobe PG Expo with speaker Todd Sampson and her take out regarding his advice was that we apparently grow more arrogant and inflexible as we get older. All the more important I think to stay flexible (and active) in mind and body, to stay humble (and grateful) and to stay brave. We can lose courage as we grow older and grow more fearful but I think that’s the challenge of life and the journey that life itself presents.
Lucky is the name of the exhibition that opens at Bundoora Homestead tomorrow that explores the history and effects of gold mining and the pursuit of wealth in Australia interrogating the Australian dream of finding a better life – a fair go – in the context of cultural, racial and political inequalities. It sounds absolutely fascinating and given that my ancestors came here in the time of the gold rush, a very relevant one for Asian Australians.
Speaking of political, my lecture with the Honourable Julie Bishop MP is now completely sold out but you will be able to watch the livestream. I am looking forward to meeting her next week and hearing what she has to say, particularly her personal reflections on leadership, lessons learnt and being a female politician. She held nothing back in her recent talk at a Future Women event where she said, ‘If you’re trying to be a man, it’s a waste of a woman’. Strong words indeed…