Monday, August 11, 2014
Honour.sg, What for?
I thought William Wan was on the radio Talk Back program this morning. It took me a while to realize that the guest Mr. Lim was none other than Honour.sg founding chairman Lim Siong Guan.
I had not paid much attention to this new non-profit. Honour each other? Better drill down to something more tangible in clear verbs and nouns. Honour is just too abstract.
To me the squeeze in Singapore has increased the number of zero sum games in our society. Civil competition makes way for uncivil rivalry. In such situations you need faith to stick to your values because in your face you can see that you will in the short term lose to the unscrupulous. In the next round of competing you can see that the ones who had won by underhanded means are now at a competitive advantage vis a vis you. Do you play by the rules of honour or those of the jungle? Yes, by the old fashioned rules but only for those who live by faith. They are the minority and they do not need Honour.sg to buttress them. In short, this new organization can do nothing for the substance in Honour but plenty with form. Do not confuse honour with civility. The latter is what we will get.
Posted by PengYou at 2:40 PM