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The Invisible Enemy

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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The Invisible Enemy

The enemy that we can see and touch is easier to defeat.

But what happens when the enemy is invisible?

Sailing as a sport

When my son wanted to learn sailing, I was apprehensive at first.

I wasn’t sure if this was another one of those phases, where he loses interest after a while.

I am delighted that after almost 12 months, he’s enjoying it.

And he’s also getting pretty good at it.

Trains you to see the invisible

I’d always remember what this parent shared with me at the start of Moses’s sailing journey.

He said:

Sailing trains you to see the invisible–the wind, the current–and you learn how to maneuver your craft to reach your goal.

That was like an epiphany to me.

Just like in our lives. We are constantly moving towards our goals. Along the way there will be obstacles. Most of the obstacles are visible; but some are invisible.

And as long as we can learn to maneuver and course correct, we will be able to achieve our goals.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.