The temptation of living one’s life in a bubble

It’s too easy to go from being one of the masses, to feeling one is privileged and should be set apart from others. Resist such feelings.

Evolutionary psychology tells us that human beings both need one another, yet are drawn to separating themselves from others. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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When I first read about the Dyson device, which combines a set of noise-cancelling headphones with a mouthpiece that would blow filtered air straight into my breathing area, I wanted one. 

I suffer from noise-induced migraines and endure a chronic blocked nose from environmental pollutants. I’ve come to accept my symptoms as due to an over-sensitive sensory system struggling to cope with what “normal” people find acceptable.

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