Thandizo Kawerama

Is there a way out?

Observatory: Thandizo Kawerama What do you do when the world you once knew changes overnight? When the avenues that led to your life aspirations shut down right before your very eyes? The natural response is to grieve. You want to mourn the loss of what was familiar and what we held dear. Perhaps it was a job you lost or an opportunity that has been postponed indefinitely (a tale very familiar during these times.) Losing what you had or what you aspired to obtain can be crippling, and unfortunately has a ripple effect. It leads to loss of income, mental…
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Couch Kitten: Don’t let ‘imposter syndrome’ get you

Thandizo Kawerama Imposter syndrome is when you downplay your achievements. You dim your own shine and shy away from opportunities you would otherwise benefit from. When you find yourself in a position you are qualified for, you get paranoid that your inadequacies will be exposed – so you shrink away from high performance. It’s basically shooting yourself in the foot. Last week I watched the critically acclaimed, Oscar winning South Korean film Parasite. It was brilliant. Outside of being a great critique on our classicist society, the film served as reminder as to why we shouldn’t let imposter syndrome get…
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