Sunday, October 18, 2015

Unconditionally helpful

Mr. Tan,
What is the most striking observation arising from your visit to Sydney?
The Australians are helpful and friendly. I will describe them as being "unconditionally helpful". When you ask for direction or for help, they go out of their way to help you.
Singaporeans used to have this kind of attitude 20 years ago. But, in recent years, our behavior changed. We became more distrusting and more complex in our behavior. We start to ask if we belong to the 30% or 70%, if we are locals or foreigners, etc.
We have changed, for the worse.

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