THE habit of complaining, which is prevalent in our society, must be nipped in the bud.

Let us take a step back and look around before we complain about anything.

Our neighbouring countries face rampant forest fires and political unrest, and many people go hungry.

As for those living in Singapore, most have a roof over their heads. Newly launched condominium projects always attract throngs of potential investors and buyers – a clear sign of the wealth locals possess. Is this a common scene in our neighbouring countries?

Singapore prides itself on its academic achievements in global rankings. Children not going to school are noticed, and the authorities will help to make sure they receive an education.

We should also appreciate the low crime rate, high employment, advances in medicine and comprehensive health care here, among other things.

We should aspire to greater things and not grow complacent. Before we complain, let’s ask ourselves how we can make Singapore a better place.

Lim Lih Mei

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