I had a fren who failed his IPPT and SOC during his NS days, he suffered hell for 3 months, got tekan day and night, he was an total outcast. In the end they posted him out to some storeman job.
Recently saw him in a Audi and heard he had bought his second condo near orchard road. He is now a boss of a food supplier company.
Never judge a book by its cover.
But generally, the trend is that those who did well during NS are those who do well later in life too - this tends to be the majority. NS seems to be like an entree or appetiser in life - how well you cope with hardship, with new skills and stress, in dealing with people, leadership and so forth. I guess each and everyone of us who has gone thru' NS has learn something useful there.
At least for me, I got to know who are my genuine friends, who are those who take care of themselves, who are the sabo kings and so forth.
I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.
Ok. I'm damn slow to pick up on this thread, since being overseas and all I don't really read sg news. But WTF!
They are going to bust this fella's a*s and... Welp. I don't think you are going to see this fella walking the streets anymore...