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8/14/2008

Top rated men and top team

LKY said we have a Division One team in charge. And the team is made up of top rated men and women. The best surgeons, doctors, lawyers, soldiers, architects, men at the top of their profession. Is this what a top political leadership team should be? Or can top professional skills be translated into passion and caring for the people, to uplift the quality of lives of the people? Is a top medical man or legal man automatically becomes a good political leader? Yes, we have the best brains, academically and professionally, from the various professions. Sometimes I got this feeling that they are better off remaining in their own profession and making themselves rich and contributing more in an area that they are excellent in. We not only need top talents, but we need top talents that are willing to serve and not self serving. I am not saying that our top talents are self serving. I am saying that national leaders are best when they are more selfless and put more priority into serving the people. I think it is safer to claim at this point that our leaders are all selfless and the people's welfare is their top priority. But as we go down the road this may not be the case. We have seen this blind worship of talents becoming a virtue here. Talents are embraced like gods or idols, even if they are found to have serious character flaws, cheats, or plunderers of public funds. When the society or people can no longer see more than one metre ahead and do not place much importance to integrity and high morals, where else can we go? Soon we will be clamouring for cheats to be Prime Ministers. No sweat as long as they are talented. No need to fear a third division team to destroy the country. A Division One team with one or two cheats could do more harm than a weak team.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a division one but not premier league.

redbean said...

better not to compare with football leagues. the footballers are all mercenaries, with not qualms about making money, and would even kelong a match for their own pockets.

Anonymous said...

Sigh....one man will give any excuses to justify he and his party hold on power. He's already so old, why the need to cling on to power? Maybe power is addictive? Anyway, every generation will have its own leaders who will step forward to lead when the time is right, there's no point in seeking them. Leaders are people who step forth on their own.

Anonymous said...

they say that foreign work permit holders will be the first to go in a recession. how are they going to implement this, or will this policy actually be implemented becos it is an administrative nightmare.

keep an eye on this...

redbean said...

in singapore, leaders do not step forward. those are bad leaders.

the good leaders are all waiting to be invited for tea.

redbean said...

as for the foreign workers, with the construction boom, this group will still be in demand. the group that may be affected are those that have already become prs and bought a hdb flat. now how to get them out?