Yeah, SG is a more blunt society but it also provides an opportunity to know them better. All that PC can be a hindrance to relationship building and all that is not spoken leaves one guessing. A bit of a shallow way of living, I would say.movingtospore wrote:Sloc wrote:Unfortunately, that is not entirely true. I personally know of several highly educated locals (Masters/PhD) in their mid-late 30s from the local universities who hold similar openly racist views. Not that education makes a better person, but just letting you know....ariyo wrote: I really do hope that they are teenagers with teenage maturity but on the flipside, local forums do have mature people counteracting the racism.
The ones I had heard are Malays are not working hard enough (school and job) and not putting in enough effort. So, the underlying assumption is that they can be just as successful as anyone else if only they try harder. I don't see it as a rascist attitude but rather imposing one's definition of success / happiness on another. The Malays have richer religious lives and it occupies a large part of their lives.
It is a bit of fallacy to impose one's idea of happiness on someone else. Some people are happy spending a large part of their time strumming on the guitar, fishing off the ocean and since they know how to live off nature, they don't need to expend so much time on economic activity to pay off the living expenses. There are those who get a kick out of looking at the sharpest and most vivid image on the latest TV model.