This afternoon, I had a phone conversation with someone from StandUpFor.SG
What’s interesting about the conversation was he helped me to dig deeper why I want to work on this topic about the relationship between migrant workers and Singaporeans.
Now, I know how it feels like to be powerless knowing other people gossiped about me. I know how sad it is to not be able to defend myself.
Let’s look back at my previous post about the incident of a bus driver scolding a foreign worker for talking on his phone.
Everyone on the bus was silent seeing the scene, except Sheryl Chen who stood up and defend the foreign worker. Why were they being apathetic?
Because it is a way to avoid sadness from being empathetic, by being numb. (I will do more research about this).
And how do foreign workers avoid being sad, receiving such bad impression from other people in the society? By not talking to them.
If people are avoiding each other, there will be no conversation. Therefore, the problem would not be solved.
Luckily, there are some initiatives being done to foster the conversation. One of them is Human Library SG. I am thinking to volunteer as a sub-committee to delve into this society problem deeper 😀
The diction of my future FYP Result is important. Instead of using negative world, like “Don’t be suspicious towards others”, I should use more affirmative words like “Let’s build trust”.