Fountain Abani

President, Student Representative Council of UOWD, University of Wollongong in Dubai

About Fountain

Languages

English, French

Areas of Expertise

public speakiing & facilitation of groups, Event Planning & Organizing, Marketing + Branding + Management + Leadership

People don't know I'm good at

Picturing things in a more beautiful and detailed way that I live out everyday in my head before it is seen in the open by anyone else.

Comments & conversations

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Fountain Abani
Posted over 1 year ago
What happens when different people come together to play the same game with different rules without knowing about the differences?
Colleen, Its always pleasant to read your comments on any subject. Your open-mindedness and amiable spirit is just a gift to the TED community. I can't agree any more with you. It depends on our ability to approach a new interaction or engagement with empathy and a desire to learn what the other party's views are. Despite the potency of our nature and nurture, our choices to be flexible is what makes us who we eventually become
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Fountain Abani
Posted over 1 year ago
What happens when different people come together to play the same game with different rules without knowing about the differences?
Thanks ZX Style, your response is right on point. Yes we have people whose values and beliefs allowed them to design their individual rules of success in a certain way. Yes it could be very similar among people in a mono cultural environment but it breeds conflict and distrust in an intercultural workspace. Thanks for your insight it will be good to hear more from you.
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Fountain Abani
Posted over 2 years ago
What advice would you give a younger you?
I would tell the younger me that life is a sum of infinitely tiny moments and that we are all products of our choices and decisions. That no matter what or who I may try to blame for my present circumstance, the small choices I made in those tiny moments have brought me thus far. I will tell myself to always do things from my guts and with courage knowing fully well that I and only I shall be praised or blamed for my failures and successes. I shall tell the younger me to be strong enough to be myself as long as that me is loving enough to purse at different moments to think about others and their welfare. I shall plead to the younger me never for any reason to think of considering the crossing of those ethical lines that define who I am for the vain promise of making more friends because no one wants to walk life's road with another lost man with no values or principles. I will advice the younger me to love life and make the most of every moment I have been presented with in life for that is the only thing that I can't gain back. Above all I shall tell myself to love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all mind, with all my soul, spirit and body and to consider anyone who claims that there is no God with pity because all men are fallen and are living in a fallen and broken world where everyone's pride and relentless pursuit of self glory has blinded his eyes and prevents him from seeing the boundless evidence of God in all creatures of His.