12 Aug '11, 2am

A question of basic respect: Ghui/ I refer to the article entitled ‘Boy, 10 calls school bus worker, “a beggar,

A question of basic respect: Ghui/ I refer to the article entitled ‘Boy, 10 calls school bus worker, “a beggar,

I refer to the article entitled ‘Boy, 10 calls school bus worker, “a beggar, poor “‘. While the article was brief and only presented one side of the story, it did highlight a disturbing social issue – that of a growing class divide and a deplorable mindset of snobbery that seems to be getting more prevalent. Has our society traded community spirit in favour of affluence such that we judge the value of a person simply on the basis of one’s profession or income? As a city grows in wealth and prosperity, it is inevitable that society will become more materialistic and elitist. Unfortunately, this is a global scourge that is not restricted to Singapore. Be that as it may, it is still highly disturbing that a 10 year old who has not even taken his PSLE, much less ever worked has uttered such words! His declaration to the bus auntie who was only doing her job by trying to keep o...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/08/a-question-of-basic-r...

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