20 Aug '12, 10pm

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But at the same time, I can see nascent shoots of something even better. Here and there, I spot signs, especially among younger Singaporeans, that the “self” is not just themselves, but also contains a sensitivity to those less privileged than them. When even upper middle-class Singaporeans roll their eyes at headlines such as “richest country in the world”, it cannot be because they feel their lives aren’t comfortable; it is because they are all too aware there are others whose lives aren’t. That there is no honour when victories are cast in soulless national terms, and if we have to measure anything, it must be at the level of real people’s real well-being.

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