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3 Life Lessons I Learned as a Conscript Soldier

2 years of being uncomfortable gave me experiences filled with lessons

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I come from the small island state of Singapore. For those who have never heard of it, it is a tiny island in Southeast Asia sandwiched between Malaysia and Indonesia. Being the tiny nation surrounded by way larger neighbors, the Singapore government mandated all…




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