28 Mar '18, 12am
New: Are Singaporeans Unhappy Because of Property?
I think a sizeable number of working age Singaporeans are downright miserable, especially those in the middle or upper-middle income bracket. A significant portion of our unhappiness stems from our inability to be content. We are a highly materialistic society that is perpetually unable to stay content with our possessions. Our success has blinded us to what we have and we are in constant motion of wanting more as though it is our birthright to have more – a bigger house, a more expensive car, an elite school for our children, more exotic holidays, having a private banking account. I think the older generation, who are now mainly retired, were a more content bunch.