Scuba & Father... For Life
I am proud to be a Singaporean. Our forefathers had helped Singapore to come a long long way. The only thing now that I wished my fellow Singaporeans have: to shake off the poor attitudes and expectations conformed out of their own desires and kiasuism. I see kids these days having less childhood and more pressure; adults less forgiving and more demanding. Other than that, I do enjoy the peace and stability in Singapore. If anything that drives me out of here, it will be the people factor.
Curse of most 'Developed Country' I supposed... when life is too good, people have this unrealistic expectation of unlimited happiness and progress... when childhood's dreams/expectation goes against the reality of adult life... some just can't handle the hard truth and responsibility...
At least larger nations have a lot more resources to feed and take care of it own... small 'Red Dot' like SG can't afford to rest on our laura and risk being reduce to the footnote of History. The constant need to stay ahead have put lots of pressure on the 'Younger' generation.... hopefully they could grow up and face the truth about how full of sh*t life can be and that blaming everyone else (Politicians/Foreigner/etc) won't do sh*t for them if they don't work hard for their own future....
Scuba & Father... For Life
Singapore is a great city state and we should be proud of our forefathers for what we have today. This is not the result of a person or a group but everyone living here.
While we should be proud of our achievements, we must also recognize we have made many mistakes along the way. We also do not have the best system or are always right in whatever we did.
What we lack dearly are being more compassionate and inclusive thinking for our society. We can blame these to 'rat race' , survival or whatever we wish to push the blame to. It is more human greet that leads to eventual failure.
It sets us apart as a warrior class from the beasts.
It gives us the fighting spirit and the courage to reach for the highest goals.
Let's celebrate it intead of cringing when Malaysians call us Kiasu.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
I'm proud to be a Singaporean because... erm...
I have to compete with foreign scholars even in Secondary school? My school gives free tuition to foreign students and not locals? I enter the workforce 2 years later than FTs? I can't afford to buy a house when I grow up?
And most people these days who can't afford a house (or think they can't afford a house), it's because they keep spending money unnecessarily. They have to own a Ferrari (or two), have to go on a trip to Europe for every small achievement, after O level, before JC, after A level, before NS, 1 year in NS, after NS, before uni starts, 1 year in uni...all these costs add up. Plus all these money you're spending, you're not saving or investing. Which means the real amount of money you missed by spending on all these is a lot more than you think.
If you keep whining instead of spending your time and effort trying to improve yourself, then it's not surprising if you start to lag behind.
The above is just my $0.02, cheers!
i think the basis is that, you shouldnt be thinking of it as chasing anyone in the first place la. education is not a race, and you will definitely not benefit from any form of education that you treat as such. every citizen in every country has their own challenges, what about people who cant even have education? cant even afford education? what about places where people dont even need such education? what is education to them? if there is one major problem in singapore now, its this purist mindset about education.
the rest of the problem is just attention seeking people trying to act like they know politics but really just trying too hard.