I chanced upon a post by Sillyinvestor and the subsequent commentary between him and his readers and it hit me strongly.

Perhaps because I think it kind of reflected my situation then.

By way of background, Sillyinvestor is a primary school teacher in Singapore and his latest blogpost chronicles some of the issues and challenges of educators in Singapore, as well as guiding them in other areas aside from academics, teaching them about “life”. Or rather, life lessons.

The Singapore education system is perhaps one of the most robust in the world (according to rankings on academic results), and ranked number 1 in various tests and studies. We aced the PISA results, and apparently have one of the best brains for math and science in the world for 15 and 16 year olds although we have never produced a Noble prize winner in this field, or for that matter, any other …