askST@ NLB: What do you do when life hands you lemons?

Panellists at askST@NLB session share their secret on how to overcome life's adversities

The three were panellists at an askST @ NLB session, When Life Gives You Lemons, speaking to an audience of 300 at the Central Public Library in Victoria Street.


It was moderated by ST senior social affairs correspondent Theresa Tan, who helms the Generation Grit series profiling inspiring people below the age of 35.


The award was given to three of the 24 nominees last month for inspiring others with their resilience and community spirit.


Mr Delane Lim, 34, agreed that people should not be ashamed to cry as it is a "coping mechanism".


Overwhelmed by health, business and romantic problems, he was once depressed and suicidal. Since overcoming that dark period, he has started a charity, the Character and Leadership Academy, training students to spot signs of depression in their peers and give help.


He said in the face of adversity, one should redefine happiness and remain grateful. "Whatever crisis that you face, at the end of the day, just remember you are still breathing. And don't stop breathing."


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