Self-reliance is also about the little things
There’s more to the list of life skills besides the usual suspects like being tech-savvy, paying the bills and travelling solo. Minus lifelines of call-centres and support staff, we are all grappling with new-found, albeit unassuming challenges. Fixing electric short-circuits, cleaning greasy dishes, repairing kitchen pipes, mopping the terrace, trimming plants and whipping up healthy meals, is giving us a fresh perspective on self-reliance. Who would have imagined that these competencies would gain traction in 2020?