Surely, it takes a special courage for one to dare to be “different”.
The childfree are considered as a square peg in a round hole, in a
Any form of “deviance” is socially constructed; there is no such thing
as a taboo in all of natural history- it is people and civilization that label
it as a form of “deviance” or social “taboo”.
Consequently, the “deviant” label becomes attached to an individual or a
collective group whose beliefs, values and mores appear “different” from what the
“mainstream” society practices.
Given the “herd” mentality of the majority of the masses, this “deviant”
label becomes “sticky” and pretty much indelible.
However, we have to remember the natural laws of evolution: only the
fittest survive in this harsh and cruel world.
No evolutionary scientist ever asserted that only the kind and
benevolent survive in the cold world of evolutionary development and progress.
That is not to advocate a callous or malevolent intent or worldview in
Put simply, self-preservation is key. Altruism is of secondary
importance when it comes to one’s survival instincts
Having graduated from the National University of
Singapore, a Sociologist and English Instructor by training, Mandy GK has
taught in both government and private schools, in Singapore. She loves meeting
young people from all walks of life. Admittedly, she enjoys imparting her
language and literary skills to the next generation.
Mandy is the author of the best-selling 2016 guidebook,
Poetry Criticism for GCE “O” Level English Literature, which sells more than
2000 copies in all Popular bookstores with its first-print run.
Having worked as a journalist in her previous lifetime,
she spent endless hours chasing celebrities for interviews, composing catchy
copies and writing ground-breaking news for online publications, such as for
Affairs Today, an UK-based journal and WomensWeb.com.
When Mandy is not teaching English, she enjoys reading
poetry, picking up foreign languages and chatting with friends.