JR8 wrote:Ego vs vanity, to be honest I don't think I get the nuance. (If you'd care to opine that would be cool and interesting).
Vanity = excessive concern about one's appearance
Ego = sense of self-importance
JR8 wrote:Yah is. Just a little taken aback by the happy to vote them out last week, now all misty eyed and they could do no wrong, ever.
First of all, I did not want to vote 'them' (by which you meant the PAP) out and said very clearly that I just want them to have a smaller majority. Secondly I did not say 'they' (by which you meant LKY) could do no wrong, merely that he did a lot of good as well. Kind of hard to have a sensible discussion when you confuse the entities and go all hyperbolic on me.
Also, my position is not black-and-white, all-or-nothing, for-or-against. Unlike some who might vote blindly along party lines, there are others who try to take various factors into account, including both the candidate and the party. If LKY had been the candidate in my constituency, I would likely have voted for him, as I would have voted for Lee Hsien Loong (I remember making this point earlier) and a few other PAP candidates I hold in high regard. Unlike you, I don't see any contradiction in my position.