Ladies and Gentlemen,
An observation of an average Singaporean will show a very different specimen from citizens of the West. Generally a quiet individual, self effacing and an introvert. Afraid to be different form others. Pack mentality and ever mindful not to step out of line from the general mindset.
An Australian on the other hand is more individualistic, self confident and not afraid to be different from everybody else. He follows his own mind.
Many reasons for Singaporeans submissive mentality. First it is Asian values. In Asian culture obeying parents or elders is mandatory, regardless of their ignorance. Speaking back is considered impolite. Better to be quiet and obey. A quiet boy is a good boy. A boy who does what he wants is a bad boy.
Asian children spend all their time reading books and passing exams because their parents demand it. But having read the books, acting on that knowledge and travelling the untrodden road is discouraged. Just pass the exams, get a good job, get more money; That’s all that matters for Asian parents with the Asian values. Not going round the world in a bicycle, not climbing the mountain and falling off or nothing unusual. Boring predictable people like their parents.
If this is not damaging enough, you have the
With the Asian values breathing down the necks of
He will take anything sitting down. You can deprive him of his right to free speech, expression, you can steal his money (Lee pays himself several millions in tax payers money) or you can send him to jail through corrupt judges. Yet he will not complain one bit. He will willingly accept any abuse and repression, and stay fro even more.
This is the Singaporean. Men and women consumed by fear and thoroughly conforming through a lifetime of character training, are in the end, uninteresting people entirely. They have almost lost their life and walk around like automatons accepting everything thrown at them.
Lee does not realize that it is too late to undo the damage done to them. There are no leaders but only followers. It is impossible to accomplish greatness.
Attorney at Law
Tel: 510 657 6107 or 510 491 4375