Many Hands Make Light Work
Ihad a taste of a “four-hands massage” during a trip to India’s Rajasthan state last month, where two massage therapists kneaded my body at the same time.
The novel experience was a pleasant one. With two pairs of hands working on you, every part of the body gets its fair share of attention and the massage feels more thorough.
Examples of collaborations abound elsewhere in India’s largest state. For example, hoteliers have joined hands with various architects and designers to convert many of Rajasthan’s impressive palaces and forts into stylish heritage hotels. In marrying the old and the new, they have retained the highlights of traditional architecture while applying the marvels of modern technology.
A growing number of such creative alliances has been forged across different fields in recent years.
Top chefs around the world have partnered one another to whip up feasts that challenge culinary boundaries. Rival lifestyle brands have teamed up to produce covetable wares. Luxury hotels and car marques have joined forces with brand-name designers to showcase stunning exteriors and interiors. Naturally, we the consumers reap the benefits when creative sparks fly.
It is easy to fall into a rut when you soldier on alone, whether at work or at home. Sometimes, all you need is an alternative viewpoint or a helping hand to reboot your creative process or get back on your feet.
No man is an island. If you meet someone who can share weal and woe with you, cherish your good fortune.
执行主编吴庆康博士 Managing Editor Dr Ng King Kang