During my youth, I was hopeful about the future that that is laid out for us in Singapore. But as I grew up, it hit me that things are not as simple as it seems. Going to university does not automatically mean you can get a great job with a pay that is enough to buy a house and start a family comfortably. Or not everyone in Singapore receives the same and opportunities and treatment that I did. And in fact, there are people in our society that often fall through the gaps. The more I read and expose myself to the world I was once ignorant of, the more I understand that things around us are not as perfect as it seems.
My once rose-tinted lenses has has now faded to reality. I guess it is all part and parcel of growing up. But still, I do acknowledge that as a country we are doing extremely well compared to many others. But there are definitely areas we need to improve and I am glad that people are engaging in conversations and exposing these loopholes that we to resolve together as a nation!
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