Question!

Logically speaking, if a person receives higher education and comes from a moderately good family (intact, moral values reinforced), and is of working age today, he or she should aspire to do something bigger than the ordinary person, yea?

But what I find so far, especially among Asian people, is that even with a degree in hand, people here just want to settle for something small, without aspiring to climb up the corporate ladder at all, and to live & work in one location till retirement!

Isn’t it sad to know that with all the plentiful opportunities available and relatively convenient channels to roam the world and be a global citizen, people are still plagued with the village-like small town mentality?

Just a little thought that came up.

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2 thoughts on “Question!

  1. let me attempt to give an alternate perspective…

    i believe that the meaning of life really is to do something which makes you happy. while rationally n logically it does seem to be a waste for opportunites not to be fully explored, some ppl are just happy with a “simpler life”. they do not need to travel the world or take a walk out of their cave to be happy.

    i have learnt that ignorance really is bliss. some people are just happy the ways things are.

    there are always new and better opportunities, but when will it ever end? there will always be higher mountains to climb and this itself could cause one to feel stressed or unaccomplished or even worse – “unfulfilled” or “sad”.

    life is short.. just be happy… or at least try to find happiness in your own way

  2. Life IS short and therefore I’ll feel even more “unfufilled” if I don’t know what I’m missing…
    The ignorance is bliss theory cannot hold water with people like me because my breed is more ambitious I guess. Lol. We want to know what’s out there, and staying in our caves will just drive us crazy by the ignorance we see in ourselves.
    You may say that if you never know what’s out there, you won’t feel ignorant because there’s no point of reference. But look around you, “Globalisation” already is in our history books, and in a country like Singapore which claims to be a cosmopolitan and globalised state, shouldn’t its people be known more to be worldly instead of the opposite?
    I guess happiness is defined in plenty of ways, but being the frog in the well ain’t enough for me..

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