Tag Archives: Strawberry Generation

SINGAPORE: RISE OF THE STRAWBERRY NATION

Our new generation of Singaporeans are shielded and protected vicariously by their parents. Most of those from younger generation I know are unused to hard work and have things always served on a silver platter for them. Once they open their mouths, mommy feeds them, once they open their hands, daddy gives them money. In short, most of them are just spoilt, arrogant and self-entitled to the world.

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IS SINGAPORE SLOWLY BECOMING A STRAWBERRY GENERATION SOCIETY?

I’ve almost accepted the fact that some Singaporeans have become so weak that they depend on their parents for everything. To some extent, yes, the parents could have contributed to this due to their kiasuism, but what is getting more extreme is that people in their twenties or thirties are—if I may use the word—disgustingly still depending on their parents. We grow up so that we support our parents, and not the other way around. In some countries, people move out when they are in their twenties to be independent. Yet in Singapore, some people even summoned their parents to talk to the authorities?

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