27 Jul '11, 10am

[TR] Jobs aplenty, but are we happy?

I dont want to have children in Singapore for the simple fact that, yes, I dont think having children will make me happy. I think having children will make me UNHAPPY, in fact. It is esp so in Singapore’s context. I was born in a poor family, and it was by lots of hard work of my parents, plus a bit of luck, that my family is now currently mid-income. It was after I was much older that I realized how much my parents had to suffer for our sake. Do not forget that Singapore does not provide welfare for people who have no food to eat, literally. Our breakfast when young would be wanton noodles, the three siblings sharing one packet. And, that is on a good day~! I eat leftover rice, plus a can of peanuts, for close to 20 years. It shaped my thinking a lot about having kids. Right now, even now as I am a mid-income fellow, I do not make enough to invest, I am vulnerable to retr...

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