7/27/2010

Willing the problems to go away

In paradise this is the easiest thing to do. There are many problems and there are no problems. Does anyone hear about problems of high insurance premiums? Does anyone hear any complaints about the 40% hike in public transport fares? Does anyone hear anything about CPF, CPF Life, Medisave, minimum sum schemes that turn your money into fixed assets that cannot be moved? The extraordinary rain and extraordinary floods are just acts of god. And the mess in public housing demand and supply is only an imbalance, maybe also an act of god. The trick about willing the problems away is not to talk about it, not to report in the media. Then quietly the problems will disappear. This is Singaporean ingenuity.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Luckily you have not reach the level of tao otherwise no singapore news to read. The leaders have attained more than tao, they ignored or blame the gods instead of communicating with the people. Silence is golden, the tao of leadership. All problems solved.

Anonymous said...

The leaders are immortals. Immortals do not communicate with people, or mortals, much less with lesser mortals, whatever that means.

Lately, I also discovered that all are 'Tai Chi' experts.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Life is full of problems.

You make it worse if you expect someone else -- like the govt -- to solve your problems.

Do I care? Not really. I'm too bust sorting out my own problems.

But suit yourselves -- go ask the govt to solve your problems, and by doing so, entertain me. :)