The heart and life of a man… over 7 decades

A man showing empathy and concern to his woman

This article by David Brooks of the New York Times features an amazing and fascinating study of over 200 male Harvard students that began in 1938 and has continued all the way until now. It is rare to find a study of human development that lasts seven decades, following its subjects through all the seasons of their lives. The study offers special insights into what makes a man successful and happy in life. Despite the traditional, stereotypical view that a man should be strong and unemotional, this study reveals the importance of a man learning to open his heart…

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A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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1 Response to The heart and life of a man… over 7 decades

  1. The ideas in both the Gratitude video and perhaps some of the pages in the following linked post tie in with your post…perhaps they might be of help to someone. I admire that you’re encouraging balance in people’s approach to learning, achievement and life. I live in a highly competitive, very affluent community and have seen the limitations many people face when they aren’t able to achieve more balance in perspective, acceptance and appreciation. Wishing you well.

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