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People frequently engage in the act of comparing themselves to others. It serves as a form of self-validation, allowing us to evaluate our self-worth...
The recent announcement of examination scores has fueled discussions around our educational system's effectiveness. From my experience with the test, earning a pass for university was difficult with limited spots. However, anti-cheating measures changed this, making acceptance dependent on skills alone rather than other factors.
As an Ethiopian student abroad, I found myself falling into the trap of getting used to loneliness. Despite becoming accustomed to the "remote life," especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe that genuine relationships are best forged through physical proximity, as humans naturally thrive on social interaction.
As the New Year begins, many are struggling under rising costs of living with no relief in sight. For some citizens, affording even one meal a day has become a challenge. Salaried employees have seen their monthly wages shrink under relentless pressure from all sides, powerless in the process. My hope is that salaries can keep pace with inflation this year, and that no one has to choose between earning an honest living and putting food on the table.