I was browsing Professor Tommy Koh’s book when I saw his speech on “What RI Taught Me”.
Hmmm, this got me thinking; most of Singapore leaders are or were from RI and top schools.
Could someone from a neighbourhood school rise above the occasion and lead Singapore? Is elitism very much in place?
One of the points he made was RI taught him to reject every form of social snobbery as RI is a public school and admission is solely based on merit. Most of his classmates were from the working class.
Is my perception wrong of RI students? Am I living in my own bubble unable to get out of it?
All the talks about White losing touch with the ground; unable to connect. Has success ruined their upbringing and history?
Or perhaps Singapore wants more leaders that have the tenacity of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and a heart of gold like Mr Ong Teng Cheong.
Maybe someone from RTSN could run for elections, maybe?
I hope listing my thoughts here would trigger some thinking. Do share the post and comment!
Jamie – Rise of The Strawberry Generation (RTSN)
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