“Manasi Joshi had just begun a career as a software engineer, when what should have been a routine commute to work ended in a tragic accident. But this moment of horror changed her life in a surprisingly positive way.” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51147071. Years after her accident Joshi became a champion badminton player.

In some ways Joshi’s personal circumstances are not relevant to the badminton court. Her success depends on whether or not she can defeat her opponent and her circumstances don’t affect the score.

However, May 2020 TOK Prescribed Title #3 isn’t necessary directly about what happens on the badminton court. Her “personal circumstances” (overcoming the accident to win) can definitely influence how people view her and her knowledge. The question is, according to the Prescribed Title, is whether is matters or not.


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