Firstly, when you write "You are reliant upon foreigners for your well being", I assume you are inferring to Singaporeans or "locals", rather than me.Barnsley wrote:Whats the difference in paying companies to come here and foreign aid?JR8 wrote: 2 SELF-RELIANCE
Second, we rely, first and foremost, on ourselves. Believing that the world does not owe us a living, Singapore did not seek foreign aid from the developed countries. We did not want to develop a dependency mentality. Instead, we concentrated our energies on attracting foreign investment and creating jobs for our people. We started building up our armed forces and introduced national service in order to develop a capacity to deter aggression.
I think semantics as the end result is the same.
You are reliant upon foreigners for your well being.
Second, I would prefer the word "interdependence" rather than "reliance".
Because if it had been the later, they wouldn't have spend a significant proportion of GDP on defense nor would Newater exist.