If God appeared before you and offered you three wishes for Singapore

Recently somebody asked me at a dialogue, if God appeared before you and offered you three wishes for Singapore, what would you ask for?

I paused. I was taken aback.

If I asked for material things, we would regret it because after you’ve got it, consumed it, enjoyed it, you would not be satisfied. You would want more.

But I would like to have is that we be blessed with divine discontent. Always not quite satisfied with what we have, always driven to do better.

At the same time, we have the wisdom to count our blessings. So we know how precious Singapore is. And we know how to enjoy it and to protect it.

And we have just these two wishes fulfilled, I think that’s enough. Because then, then we can keep on keeping Singapore special and building something special in Singapore for many more years and then we can achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation.  

Thank you and good night

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s closing message for NDR 2016 .

strawberry nation

Photo source: ST

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