Have you ever asked: "Is opportunity really fair to all?"

Despite having the same starting point, why do some people become successful and others fail? And if the opportunities are shared equally, why is each person's life path so different? Because of subjective factors, such as qualities, abilities, or is there another objective force that shapes the path of each of us? Famous in Vietnamese journalism with a sharp perspective on social security issues, Mr. Dinh Duc Hoang is a former Editor in charge of VnExpress's Opinion column.

In his writings, Mr. Dinh Duc Hoang chooses to feature the viewpoints of the working class and assertively raises his concerns on existing issues in society. One topic of particular interest to him is "meritocracy", how it can amplify inequality and systematic discrimination, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx