I don’t know what is wrong with Singapore nowadays. I’ve been reading so many nonsensical news regarding how students exchange sex for grades with their prof , high profile officials involved in sex scandals with underaged whores, how a MOE scholar become an EX-MOE scholar and later ended up in jail etc etc.
I cannot help but to wonder all these highly intelligent(based on their academic results) people have such low morales. It brought out the fact that when they were being stringently selected to be those people who lead, they were in fact, did not undergo a holistic selection. Does that actually make some sense? lol
Academic/Grades —— the tool to measure someone’s capability.
It is because to them, GRADES = EVERYTHING.
Bad grades – you are such a loser in life, you are deemed not to achieve anything in your life.
Awesome grades – you are a winner, success is the eventual goal you will achieve.
Mediocre grades – oh, 9-5 jobs are catered for you.
I remember watching a chinese variety show where the host said something which was etched in my mind since then. He said “Sometimes in life, those who are always the number one in class for their studies usually loses to those people with mediocre results. More often than not, the latter is always more successful than the former”
He’s a 50 something host and i believe, even his experience in life, those words worth more than a pot of gold.
Results ain’t everything. Who actually uses those knowledge they learned in books to survive in the society today?
Books will always be there for you to have reference. Everyone have access to those books. What makes you better than other people is the knowledge you’ve learned throughout your life outside of the books.
Good grades? High profile officials? Scholars? Ha! Look what they’ve ended up doing? Having sex with an underaged whore.
Some even have families, have children…yet having sex with whores around the age of their kids.
Singapore is a corruption free country? Maybe for now. Lets see what happens after four years….Let’s sit back and enjoy what those so called scholars have in mind for Singapore.
I love my country..my Singapore. But these past few years…. I realized how Singapore has changed….and is still changing….maybe into a face i couldn’t recognize anymore….