we are being extorted in broad day light.
Y O U G O T T A B E K I D D I N G M E . . .
With the amount of sh!t we face everyday ... i'm not surprised we're a "happy" and "fine" city.
I wonder where/who/how they got this information from .. seriously flawed.
my friends and fellow country men, journalism is not the hallowed profession that it used to be. ABC news just reinforced that. sigh...if only Ed murrow was alive today...
There seems to be something wrong here ppl,
(like the TS) who can afford to own more than $11k 500mmf4 L lens and yet unhappy. Perhaps because not only the cost of living is going up but not much birds to shoot here
Ppl who can afford to spit chocolate bubble tea, also unhappy.
Ppl who have jobs but not happy because they are stressed and think they should be paid more and work less.
Ppl with computer are not happy cause they are so connected with the rest of the world that they can easily compare and perceived that the grass everywhere, except Singapore, is sooo much greener.
While the less fortunate in war torn and famine stricken countries are worry as to when is their next meal, ppl here are unhappy and complaining about the cost of rising fuel to propel their SUVs and 4x4s. And also raise in taxi fares.
I guess happy are those who appreciate the simple pleasures in life. But than again simple pleasures in life to many here could be owning a 1DsMkIII or D3 or maybe a Hassablad H3D etc. Human greed can never be satisfied
People, so if you think you are unhappy, what are you doing about it? If you are not doing something about it, then you have nobody but yourself to blame. If you are doing something about it, that means you have a passion for something, and doing something that you have a passion for makes you happy. If you cannot do anything about those things that makes you unhappy, you cannot be anything else other than a politician from the opposition.
Do think maybe BBC gets the idea that Singapore is Happiest Country in Asia by reading the posts in Kopitiam?
So we now know its true: There are liars, damned liars, and statistics.
And maybe I should add: There are news, and there is reality.
But anyway: Happy or not, so what? The most gifted and creative artists in the past were mad, depressed, weirdos, eccentrics, alcoholics, etc etc
Happy people have no, or lesser, reason to change things.
this one more appropriate for the people here
Singapore might be the "happiest" country in Asia like they quoted. We cant deny that the living environment is much better comparing the others but of cos it aint come cheap too.
Again, we have the choice to choose our life too, it's individual needs. If anyone want a super "good" life then have to work extra miles to get there too.
If anyone want really hate singapore so much, then why still stay here? Dont say anything about alamak me NO MONEY ah....... it just a matter of you want a not.
Again, what is right or wrong? There is no answer for it, it just a matter of where u stand and your viewing points. Majority dun mean "right" and Minority dun mean "wrong" too.
Last edited by Tupi Guy; 12th January 2008 at 08:54 AM.
I just remembered an article of Singaporeans being the most unhappy and now there's a different report?
Guess it really has to depends on who writes it.
There are fines for the smallest infractions, and more serious criminals are strapped to a rack and beaten with a bamboo cane.
of coz SGreans are happy..we are always going around saying to one another .. "songbo??" whenever there's a price hike
Last edited by Stereobox; 12th January 2008 at 10:02 AM.
Also really can't compare to those other countries, because much lower expenses and simpler life. They need shelter, they build their own hut, we need shelter, we need to fork out at least S$190 for a HDB flat. They need water, they dig a well, we need water... we'd be heavily fined for digging a well.
Their education system is rudimentary, all they need to know is read ,write and simple maths, try stopping at that level in Sg. And I haven't touch on medical expenses.
The thing is that we are "well taken care" of but it's at a cost. As the article stated, we willing gave up civil liberties for stability. To us, it's a small matter as we are brought up in this environment, we are naturalised. Just as we perceive those less fortunate countries and uses our own benchmarks, but they have also been naturalised to their environment just as we are.