Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ps and Qs

Graciousnes is only possible when one is magnanimous. No doubt, singaporeans ranked among the most generous when it comes to monetary donation. Many for a reason. But when it comes to Time and Rights, are we magnamimous enough to allow the shopper, holding only a load of bread, behind your full to the brim trolley to go ahead of you? Some are so dead set against their "Rights" would rant and rant over small inconviences. Clearly seen when the 'No Bag Day' was implemented. And when there are freebies to be distributed. There's a stampede. Question. Do we really need the goodie bag? Or is it the need to possess, showoff or brag?
Monkey see Monkey do
Unless we, as adults are willing to make some conscious changes to our behaviour, we cannot expect miracles from the next generation. The generation that will surround us in our twilight years.


stay-at-home mum said...

I guess some behavoir is so hard to change. Even something simple like holding the door for the persn after u is not practised! Or giving the seat on the bus/train to the elderly or pregnant is not done!. Singaporeans still have a long way to go.

Iml said...

I know, it's so ingrain in us. Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Never mind if others don't but hopefully they get infected by this gracious bug!!!

*P.s. I wonder if your name happens to be Samantha. Cos, that's how I unconsciouly being naming you SAHM

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi iml
No, my name's not samantha. Yes, lets hope coutesy is infectious!