Refreshing perspective of life in Singapore

AT A time when the dissenting voices of citizens are amplified through social media, it was very refreshing to read 18-year-old polytechnic student Yvonne Low’s perspective of life in Singapore (“Grass not always greener on other side”; Wednesday).

If one looks at the situations in Iraq, where a man witnessed the beheading of 15 of his family members (“Twitter pictures show massacre of prisoners”; Sunday); Gaza, where people are suffering from daily bombings; and some African countries, where the Ebola virus is spreading, would it not be right to say that we are blessed to be living in Singapore?

While I acknowledge that there are some shortcomings in Singapore as no system is perfect, one ought to look at the bigger picture in order to fully appreciate the situation.

As we approach our 50th year of independence, it is my hope that young people who do not know the kind of suffering their forefathers went through start appreciating the standard of living in Singapore.

Rajasegaran Ramasamy

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