Thursday, May 28, 2015

Are You Born To Work?

we arrived naked and returns naked...

Nobody is born to work but when you have 'wants' you work feverishly to achieve it
Needs, unlike wants, are basic
A meal a day, a loin cloths for modesty, a cave as shelter; air, water & sunlight
The tall skyscrapers, the Metros, the highways, the villas, Michelin-prepared food
Alas, these are symbols of capitalism and vanity

When the population were scarcer, land and resources were abundant
When Man was simple, he works without question but with a goal in mind
Complaints were few, if any, as there were nothing to claim nor lord over
A simple mind, a stressless living amidst contentment
All man are equal (born naked with death the leveller) ~  人人平等的事情,人人都要面对的事物,

Under colonial days, planning, development and expansion are economic-centric
During the merger days, political influence and domination dictate development
Post-Independence, there was a need to build, to survive and then to stabilize and prosper
Money was scarce but 'brains & brawn' aplenty
In a 'do or die' society, everyone works toward a common destiny

The 'Brains' plan, the "Brawn' execute while the homemakers provide food & warmth
Life & living were tough but harmonious as there was NO time to complain and most, if not all, were equal
Everyone knows and understands our common struggles and objectives
Toiling quietly but surely; we write our own History & Destiny
Nobody is 'Born to Work' but with enough conviction, mountains can be moved

The struggles today is 'Class Struggle of sorts'
The Powerful and the empowered work on digits and models; everything is lifeless and emotionless
The Elite and wealthy couldn't quite understand the struggles and screams of the lesser ones
The Mid-level struggles to keep their jobs, pay their bills and prayerfully have some leftovers
The lowest in the food chain is picking crumbs, surviving 'hand-to-mouth' and silent

'Class Struggle' is not a revolution-in-progress; it's about the inability of those lower down the food chain to live equitably, sanely, with motivation and dignity

Nobody should be forced to work until 'death-at-doorstep' and crawl into their tomb
Competition is fine but flooding the system with imported competition is deception & irresponsible
The Honorable, Respected, elected-Rep must speak out and serve the electorate, not lord over them
Do you want an urbanised city, filled with skyscrapers, man-made waterways; a concrete jungle
Or, a sustainable city with a good mix of Nature

Care & share
Many of us are apolitical
May the politicians rule with a heart
Humans are NOT digits
Singapore for Singaporeans and Singaporeans are not born to work forever


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