I am still scratching my head

The noises are getting louder. Expected. The people are angry. Sure. Some will threaten to vote for the opposition in the next GE. Expected. The question is why? Why would people, very smart and talented people, with all the money in the world to spend, not likely to finish spending in their whole life, still crave for more money? And as a result we have this strong backlash. And the people must not think that such a reckless decision were made without thinking. Many factors must have been input and seriously considered before a decision like this is made. They must know and think that this is the right and good thing to do. The people must not think that the wisest men of the country will do themselves in for a few dollars that they do not need. The people must not think that the wisest men are craving for money. They have plenty of them. So what will be the good reasons for this decision? I am still scratching my head. Peasants should not think that they can understand what the supertalents are thinking. Just rest assure that it is good for the country.


Anonymous said...

Redbean, those people hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing.

You and me, we can continue to scratch everything and still catch no ball.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

i always believe they know what they are doing. that's way they are doing this. or else they do not deserve the raise.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

No one in the govt deserves a raise, In fact, a pay cut across the board would be a good thing.

Actually, I don't really give a shit how much they earn, or whether nepotism exists, or if cab fares are up or whether people can get their CPF or not.

The simple fact is, no one can make you feel bad, or be a "victim" unless you give him permission to do so. What you have in your head, and what you are feeling are you own creations, and no one else is responsible, nor is it anyone else's business.

I'll bet at the next election the PAP will still get voted back in. And a few months after they're in, there'll be another pay rise, and rises to other govt charges.

But let's consider that I'd be totally wrong, and an opposition gets in and the PAP thrown out of office (an extreme, virtually impossible scenario). What would happen?

Absolutely nothing which I'd care about. Why? Because...

The Sheeple WILL ALWAYS Get The Government They Deserve!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

coincidentally i have just written something in redbeanforum which is about the same thing that you said.

looks like everything thinks so. the pap will be in power for a long time to come.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, for a long time to come. Does that mean like in those fairy tales, and we live happily ever after, like a sheep?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Picking up on anon 622

IMO "Happiness" is a personal objective which must be pursued by intently focused ACTION.

"Happiness" doesn't ever (never, ever) come without a cause. Without free will, which is concomitant with choice, and without the "emotional feedback" from the results of choices made, there won't be a concept called "happiness" in human consciousness.

One's "happiness" should never depend on present nature The State, with the exception of extreme cases like war.

However the word "should" is a weak word, a wishy-washy word that implies someone hasn't the cohones to commit himself to ACTION directed specifically toward a "goal".

We might postulate that the PAP may rule for a long time—however, no single individual can control that if it were to occur, nor can any individual predict a future political outcome with certainty.

There is no other way to directly experience "happiness" except in the present moment.

To want to be "happy in the future" is a sign of mental disease. The person should seek help immediately, because whoever suggests this illusion of "being happy in the future") is truly neurotic, and should be avoided lest you yourself become "infected".

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

at least i am happy today. i can buy cheap stuff at ntuc fairprice. 5% discount!