A huge warm welcome to our sixth Global Citizen, Margaret Zhang.
Margaret is from Daqing City in HeiLongJiang Province, China and has been living in Shanghai for the past 25 years and is now taking a short career break and will be starting her own business in the very near future. Prior to her career break, she worked at EF for nearly 13 years in various managerial positions.
During her time off, Margaret has been able to spend more time investing in of her many hobbies and passions – running. In September 2013, she started training for the 5.6km J.P. Morgan race in Shanghai and has since gone on to complete 14 marathons in 17 months.
Thank you Margaret for taking the time to share your thoughts with Global Citizens.
What makes you happy?
Many things make me happy really.
Generally speaking, new challenges make me happy. Through the process of tackling challenges I get to know myself better and the opportunity to grow, to become a better person.
What makes you sad?
That humans are building an extravagant lifestyles at the sacrifice of the natural environment.
The positive thing though is that many governments are now starting to take stringent measures to address it.
What makes your proud?
That I’m courageous to embrace challenges, take risks and try new things.
What makes you wonder?
That many societies have turned so materialistic in just 2 to 3 decades.
Many great qualities in people and social relationships seem to get lost in the pursuit of material comforts.
What does it mean to be human?
To be human means to be a good force in society.
To be a good energy for the people around us.
What has been your toughest challenge?
What energy do you bring to those around you?
How would you answer if you were asked?
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read Global Citizens.
Have a great day.