Thursday, August 8, 2013

Starting shallow: Mr Brown's nice NDP song

Just shown Mr. Brown unOfficial NDP song for 2013. Not bad lah but seriously yet another reminder that we Singaporeans drink for a shallow well. How do we then produce great art and science. Who says we want to that? We just want technology and business. Have more Ka-Ching!

But if we could keep our wheels on the rails, we will inevitably deepen our well. Our shallowness makes us flexible, fast and adaptable. We don't waste time wondering and worrying since we have a flexible and amorphous identity, we just get going. If you want to locate the navel to gaze, many others will leave you behind.

Come National Day tomorrow, we might ask who we are. I say just continue living and never give up searching for meaning but never at the expense of living. Don't be impatient, have faith.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. From the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.

I go to the deeper wells from other cultures if I need to. One day and not important when, hopefully we could write our own instead of borrowing. May be we should just forget about destinations and make the journey the reward. There can be milestones to check that we are on track. We would be happier and more satisfied. Let's do that beginning with our schools.

You and me forever family....which means much learn to get along, make compromises, no tyranny of the majority over the rest or worse an active and energetic minority seizing control for their own narrow agenda. I have too much of today's Egypt on my mind.

Happy National Day.

Update: August 9, 2:20pm

Lovely and Cute! I especially like the tune.

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