What's your "lollipop moment"?
Okay, I'm not talking about actual sweets (or maybe we could be 🤔) but the metaphorical kind. Just bear with me...it'll make sense in a moment..
I recently saw this meme, which has been floating around academic social media...which, to be honest, is relevant for most stages of academic life!
This then got me thinking about the little things each and every one of us can do to help out others in academia to help create a supportive community and try to eliminate toxic behaviours and competition. The little things we can do, no matter what our level/rank could make the world of difference to someone's state of mind and have long-lasting impacts. This then reminded me of this quick TedTalk that I just love...about lollipops (see the thread title was relevant!)
We're all busy with our own research and often we feel completely isolated and like we have to do everything ourselves, so there's little time perhaps to see what's happening around us. Could one small thing you do potentially change someone's journey? Has this ever happened to you?