Singapore’s society is pretty much fucked up nowadays: Anti-foreigner sentiments, disillusionment with the ruling party, pressurizing education system breeding elitism on one end and disrespectful, ungrateful brats on the other, widening divide between the rich and poor, costs of living increasing over generations… Probably more, but this is just the tip of the ice-berg and it already is one problem too many.
I don’t know, are we developing for better or for worse?
As I ponder I’m reminded of one of my favourite quotes from Super Sad True Love Story:
“Every returning New Yorker asks the question: Is this still my city? I have a ready answer, cloaked in obstinate despair: It is. And if it’s not, I will love it all the more. I will love it to the point where it becomes mine again.”
Do we love our country enough to make it ours again? Do I love my country enough to make it mine again?
“It is important to dream, and have dreams… So that you have something to look forward to, like, a reason to live. But we also need to live in the moment, right? What’s the point if every single thing you do now is for something in the future? Isn’t it a bit sian to do something that you don’t enjoy, just because you think it will help bring you closer to your goal… Like everything is just controlled and planned… It feels like you’re not enjoying life enough lor. It feels like you’re looking too far ahead to appreciate what’s right in front of you.”—Something I learned today with some of the most important people in my life
I’m not one for luxurious residences (because if you have a decent house who needs French furnishings? Money can be better spent elsewhere.) but judging from the sell-out rate many people would pay for such extravagance. Well, whatever floats their boat…