"Be curious and stay curious all your life."
Dame Meg Taylor remarked to the 920 students who graduated in various strands at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology last Friday as a reminder that choosing wisely a career will always be a challenge.
And sharing her experience since joining the workforce in PNG -pre Independence, Dame Meg Taylor shared her experience as the next chapter to the beginning of a professional life for the graduates.
"Each of you will have choices to make and choosing wisely will always be a challenge. Over the years I have been asked how did I plan my life and make the choices to do what I did. Over the years I have been asked how I chose a career path.
Well I never chose a career path," said Dame Taylor.
Dame Taylor added that she never chose a career part but she chose to do what she believed in and what she was passionate about and to date has been the consistent advice to her family and young friends.
Despite a disappointing turnaround from attaining a distinguished career in the law, Dame Taylor said she saw the law in her life as teaching her how to think, how to reason and how to use her judgment in whatever she want to do.
Instead she took the path of an education that provided her with skills to work for social change and have no regrets for the path chosen.
She said having passed through the changing phase of PNG and acknowledging that with change technology arrived also impacted how we communicated with the each other and how we travel and learn. Asking the grand question, she said, "But what does life have in store for you as men and women with an education based in the sciences that you will apply that knowledge for practical proposes."
"I hope and trust that you will apply your knowledge with passion for what you do and for the services of others, always for the public interest," said Dame Taylor.
She stressed, "Be curious, always be curious."
Source: Post Courier