poor thing. the stress level in SG is really high. Not only that, there are increases of mental illness. Thats why the government was doing more awareness campaign last year. But the msg was pushed to the public to take responsibility. Gahmen people just warn severe consequences if pace of life is slower... haha...
'Nothing to brag about, we are only as good as our next picture!'
That's when one begin to wonder the purpose of life and feels nothing to lose by ending it.
that's the problem with Singaporean society.
you chase everything, want everything, and kill yourself for it (not in the literal sense).
lots of articles have been written in the recent years highlighting that Singaporean society is moving to a trend where people put undue pressure on themselves to "work in an office in shenton way", "drive a posh car", "live in expensive property" and so much more, just because they want "face", "recognition" and "status".
it's time singaporeans wake up. stop putting pressure on yourself and your kids/relations just because you want to show off.
it's not worth it.
this is the underlying reason why people feel stressed.
time for some soul searching
i don't know whether to look serious or laugh.
from what i see, that strawberry generation only knows how to complain of how much they're given to do, no matter how easy or simple the job is. they have no initiative, and want to avoid having to do tough jobs and make tough decisions. they want the most, yet do not want to make the effort to get there.
they think that since they're university graduates, the utmost should be given to them; that the sun revolves around them and not the earth.
slog away their entire lives? i think not. they come to work on time, and leave on time. and then go party.
Many of the younger folks I know buy condos or ec the moment they get married. On top of that, they drive flashy cars and carry branded stuff. And then they complain that their employers are not paying them enough, and that thegahmen shd do something about this. It's obvious who's putting the stress on themselves and on the system. Imagine if one day ppl just be content and stop buying luxury goods and condos, the price will come down. Simple econs yet so many fail to understand and choose to be continually stuck in the pursuit of a perceived better life.
Our root problem is we always have to have it all and be one up on the joneses. Lens must be L or its lousy. Cars must be conti. Homes must come with a security guard and pool. My Kids must be smarter than other kids. And the list goes on. And yet we are not prepared to slog and not mentally strong enough to overcome challenges and emerge the stronger for it. We are diggin our own graves.
Last edited by manalishi; 13th July 2013 at 02:45 PM.
Only when we have the answers to these, will we have a solution. Anyway, I have faith in our future leaders from Generation X, Y and Z to rise up to the challenge and change Singapore for the better. There's greater tenacity in the them then we know.
I think quite a number of people suffer from melancholia. And perhaps it is hereditary.
Last edited by greenieadi; 13th July 2013 at 08:06 PM.
[QUOTE=9V-Orion Images;8520219]That's a too simplistic approach to look at it, as per the relations of causality, this is merely the effects of consequences. Scratching beyond the surface and getting to the the root cause, we just have to ask ourselves "What influenced young Singaporeans to behave as such?" and "When do young Singaporeans start behaving as such?"
I hope u r not alluding that someone else (or the current govt?) is to be blamed? anyway, What I am saying is, one can take ownership of one's life, choose to do something and rise above, or be stuck in the mud and bitch. As my former discipline master always told me, the choice is yours. What's your choice?
I have not read the full article.
Cannot see any breakdown of the statistics.
For example, among the suicide cases in the age band of 20 to 29 years of age - what is the data of their socio-economic group?
Are these mainly from poor families?
Or evenly spread across all income/wealth categories?
Or skewed mainly in the wealthy category?
We are not even sure if it is related to money.
There could be a mix of causes.
Suicide often arises from emotional/relationship grief or loss.
Suicide also arises when people feel they are a failure, that this world is unfair (it really is - just have to accept that fact), that everything is loaded against them and there is no point in trying anymore.
I also believe that poor people can be happy. But it's harder to be happy when your stomach is empty. By poor, of course, I mean the truly poor. Not the people who think they are poor because they had to stick to their iPad 1 and couldn't purchase the new iPad mini because they spent too much on that holiday in Japan last month.
i used to have this colleague who refused to work late, always gave our boss attitude and was slow at doing things. and loved to take holidays and eat at restaurants and go shopping.
and she was always complaining to me that she had no time to do anything and that she was very poor. i'm like: