Stop blaming the government and start controlling your own destiny!
Posted by temasektimes on August 15, 2012
Instead of looking at our own failures and assessing ourselves from within on the basis of what we can do to change our lives for the better, we assess damages on the basis of what the government & the foreigners did to us, blaming our “helplessness” on outside factors.
“Chronic complainers” about the government” rant that if only the government’s policies would only change, it would make their lives more tolerable. This forms the basis of “self- victimization”: that is, when bad things happen because of lack of responsibility for one’s actions, the outside world is to blame.
The “victim” thinks that the government & the foreigners got him into this “shit”, so they owe them him a living. This mentality derails him from personal responsibility for his own growth and direction. Unless you’re physically or mentally handicapped, you have the free will to empower yourself & confront reality for what is, instead of what you wish it were.
You may not like what the government has designed for you, because the government’s design is never perfect. Some people will inevitably be left behind. That is part of a Darwinian truth : “Survival of the Fittest”. You are the own designer of your life, and taking ownership of your life, you get caught up in a cycle of “learned helplessness” whereby the government & corporations inevitably make the decisions for you, thereby guaranteeing no growth on your part, if you just choose to blame them.
You yourself make the situation even worse when you continue to feel “victimized” and that you can’t take care of yourselves, and you blame the government for not taking care of you. If you keep on rationalizing your victimization and keep finding reasons to blame the government why you can’t succeed on your own, you are not doing yourself any good but just sabotaging your own life, that’s all. If you keep allowing yourself to feel victimized by the government’s “flawed policies”, your behavior becomes second nature and prevents you from ever rising above your limitations.
The problem is that as we are now living in a global world of intense competition, you can no longer afford to feel “self-victimized” nor keep blaming the government for your situation. You have to confront & control of your own destiny, or else you won’t ever like whatever policies the PAP makes for you anyway.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.