Come what may.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

So much controversy happening in Singapore at this moment.. Makes me actually wonder if I'm proud of my country. I am probably a person that does not really have that much pride or patriotism. To me, learning about the living conditions of the middle class in Singapore has made me realize that I don't want to repeat what has happened.

The rich do not need to think twice about spending the money, because let's face it, they're rich.
The poor do not need to worry about extra expenditure, because the government provides.
The middle class? Expensive costs of living, with the necessary need to scrimp and save for the future and if let's say they have kids, the rising costs of sustaining and taking care of a precious one, coupled with the requirement to stay back at the office working over-time.

Different people have different perspectives of life. If you think about it, people from third world countries would be living their entire lives not knowing about the hustle and bustle of the world through the lives of corporate businessmen. They wouldn't be knowing about the internet nor experiencing different things that's available in the city. It is okay to them, because they will never know what they're missing. Imagine if you work your entire life paying off your debts for a house that you hardly live in, for a car that's mostly stuck in traffic jams whilst going to your job and for food that's rushed because there's so much more that you need to accomplish. I'm not saying that it isn't good, but I'm just saying that you're missing out on so much more.

With the new age of information with a click of the button, there's so many things that you can read about or see on the internet, things that you can actually try and have information about, making it easily accessible, rather than in the past whereby you have to hear it from someone to know about it. We all need money to do the things we want in life, or even if we want to work less, we need the means to be able to support ourselves whilst doing what we want.

The Singapore passport and dollar is strong, no doubt. With the ability of our forefathers and leaders, our country was able to rise up to greater heights to be where it is today from that jungle that belonged to Malaysia. Somehow, I feel the government has done too much to pamper it's citizens and now the well-fed dog is turning around to bite the hands of its owner.

All men complain about serving the army, but at the end of the day, we still serve, even if we have had our fair share of faking illnesses for medical certificates or skived off during working hours, but at the end of the day, we served. For those who didn't due to a medical reason, that's fine, but why would you go through certain extreme measures just to get yourself out? Not only that, to justify that action...? How in the world is it glorifying? It just makes you look like a scum that doesn't deserve the country that you're living in.

Next, I believe that everyone's standard of living and ability to control/save is dependent on their willpower to do something about it. It doesn't mean that if you don't have an education you won't be able to earn enough to support your family. That's ultimate bullshit. It's up to how much you want to stop complaining and to get your ass up and do something about it. Make plans for the money you earn, and learn how to manage them wisely. If it's not enough, cut costs and work towards getting promoted for the extra income. If you dislike working and having your CPF taking up a portion of your salary, instead of complaining about it, do something else, or work in another country. Nobody's stopping you from carving out your own future.

Why are you dividing up your country?!??! Are you THAT dense, especially after living so long, to not know that unity is strength, and that diversity within signifies defeat? The greatest enemy isn't an enemy powerful enough to overcome you, but of inner corruption promoting diversity from within. A people divided is a people fallen. Oh my, are you frickin' kidding me?

I used to think that Singaporeans are foresighted, and they have the ability to think ahead, to plan ahead and ultimately not be in a situation where it's complicated, all because "when you fail to plan, you plan to fail". But apparently many people aren't all that far-sighted. Apart from the work-to-pay-debts lifestyle in Singapore, working with these dense people who think that supporting an opposite force means making a "change" really makes me wanna stab myself.

I sometimes want to laugh.... do you really think you have what it takes to go up against the government? Hahahaha.

Oh Singapore, I'm kinda disappointed in myself to say this, but I'm a little bit glad that I'm currently away from you now.

No comments:

Post a Comment