When it comes to KINDNESS our esteemed govt leads by example:
1. They give the poor who are on PA $290 per month so they can afford 2 out of 3 meals a day. The PAP is 66.6% (2/3) kind to these poor and disabled folks. They expect 33.3% of the kindness to come from our charities. Although some of those on wheelchair might have problem travelling to the temples and charities collect their 3rd meal, the PAP probably figured out that these people don't burn much calories and only need 2 meals a day.
2. 66.6% of the voters seems to be able to appreciated the PAP govt's kindness during election time. The other 33.3% are just ungrateful and refuse acknowledge the PAP's kindness of offering estate upgrading to those who vote for them.
3. When it comes to showing kindness to those with alternative ideas, nobody can beat the PAP. These people are quickly silenced so that they don't waste anymore of their time on these ideas that are considered inferior to that of our elite leaders. That will free up their time for shopping if they stop pursuing these alternatives provided they don't get bankrupted.....
4. Of course, besides showing kindness to the ordinary people, the PAP is so considerate they remember not to leave anyone behind especially themselves. PAP ministers show kindness to thmeselves by having their pay hiked to compensate for their painful sacrifice.
5. The PAP govt is very kind to start all these GLCs that provided us with housing, water, electricity, telephones, transport, taxis, groceries (NTUC), insurance, medical care, air travel etc etc. Although many are monopolies, they are efficiently run and have made so much money they can spread their kindness by expanding overseas.
6. The PAP shows kindness to the elderly in Singapore by motivating them to work harder, work longer and retire later. The PAP is so kind to ensure that Singaporeans remain useful and productive to Singapore Inc instead of idling in parks, looking after grandchildren or wasting their time on ballroom dancing.
Singaporeans are so lucky to have such a kind govt that leads by example. I really feel sorry for those people living in countries without the benefit of such a kind govt.
If you read PM Lee speech carefully, I'm sure you can see the wisdom and the true meaning of his speech. PM Lee felt kindness when he was given less satay than what he asked for. See how the PAP govt expresses kindness by giving less than what the needy ask for. This is because the PAP is an experienced govt and know what is enough for the needy people of Singapore. ...if they get less it is because the PAP is thoughtful and kind towards them.
PM Lee launches Singapore Kindness Week
Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 19 May 2007 2012 hrs
PM Lee launches Singapore Kindness Week
SINGAPORE : All the efforts put in to transform Singapore into a vibrant global city will be in vain if there is no social development, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Launching the 10th Singapore Kindness Week on Saturday, Mr Lee also shared findings from a survey on what constitute kind and courteous behaviour.
The courtesy jingle and the Singa mascot would be familiar to many people. And this year, the Singapore Kindness Movement is putting a new spin to an old message by jazzing up the song. It has also conducted a survey of 1,000 Singaporeans and expatriates to find out what being kind and courteous mean. Speaking at the event, PM Lee said one of three key findings is the simple act of greeting one another. And minding your please and thank you's. Another is to be considerate, like giving way to others or giving up seats to those who need them more. Acts like clearing the table and returning food trays after a meal are also appreciated.
Mr Lee said: "As we grow and globalise, the values of care, compassion and neighbourliness will become even more important. No society can survive, let alone prosper, if its people are only concerned with pursuing material wealth. Kindness is the thread that runs through our social fabric, making it stronger and more cohesive." And although the Kindness Movement has made good progress over the last 10 years, everyone must continue to do their part to work towards a more gracious society. PM Lee said: "We can't legislate courtesy and kindness by law. You must smile, otherwise $5 fine. You must laugh, otherwise $10 fine. The government can encourage and promote but the people have to respond and to practise, and so set the right general tenor of behaviour in society."
More than 100 examples of such kind behaviour were published in the second edition of a book of kindness stories. The Prime Minister himself contributed a story as well. Mr Lee shared how he and his wife were touched by the thoughtfulness of a satay man in Malacca. They had ordered 40 sticks of satay but the experienced hawker only served them 25 sticks, as he knew that would be enough. Over 400 kindness-related activities and programmes will be held across the island throughout the week to encourage people to make kindness a habit and put a smile on someone's face. - CNA/ch