Voices Of Youth

Life lessons from singer

British singer Adele's new album 25 has been making waves in the music industry.

What makes Adele unique is her genuineness. She is definitely not your average singer.

She is humble and even gets stage fright despite having such a great voice. She has body image problems and doesn't have the features which society demands of our idols. She is a constant reminder not to let others rule our lives, and that we answer only to ourselves.

She is like a lighthouse guiding those who have been too overwhelmed by the demands of society and expectations of everyday life.

Emulating her is not a faraway or unattainable goal. All we have to do is be true to ourselves and be confident, humble and authentic.

Adriale Pang Ren Jie, 13, Secondary 1 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2015, with the headline ''. Print Edition | Subscribe