I read that everyone on this planet is separated only by 6 people. Be it President of America, Dalai Lama or your favorite celebrity, there are only 6 people separating them from you. The Hungarian author, Frigyes Karinthy named it, the 'Six degrees of separation'. With inclusion of internet and sites like Facebook and linkdn the degree of separation is lesser than 6. The average degree through Twitter is 4.6, the world is shrinking after all. However the flip side is you have to know the right connection to get to the right person.
This theory made me wonder about the most prime question of all. What is my worth? What makes me get something or succeed? does it solely depend on the people I know? or the qualities I posses? is it my abilities that count? or is it the law of attraction? Karma, luck or my blessings?
These question also comes from my current state of mind. Some of you might know that I left, 11 years of IT job to pursue a career in Design. I am graduating my Masters in 'Graphic design' this December. The portfolio is up and I have sent my resume to at least 120 companies around the world. There is no plan B.
In spite of living in tropical weather, almost everyone in Singapore owns a warm clothing. Like the snow filled Narnia behind the cupboard, Some parts of our teeny tiny Singaland gets too cold to survive without a jacket. Like the public transport (especially when it rains), any movie theater, office spaces or even class rooms transforms into something I call 'Freeze zones'. Its normal to see a family walking into the theater with a big blanket, People in the bus/train getting cozy under the sweater, Or the office chairs which has become eternal jacket hangers.
While I wait in my own Narnia hugging myself with no jacket, I am holding on to the warmth of my friends, and thought of a sunny tomorrow. For I have done my deeds, shaped up my abilities and must hold a reasonable good karma and luck. And I know you, who could be my six degree, connecting me to the person who could offer me a job. For everything I have done so far should add up to something. And if it does fall short I can always count on the spell of your blessings.
p.s: If you could refer me to someone you know in the Design industry, please include your email id in the comments or write to meat firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy pass on my resume to you.