These two commentaries made their rounds in Facebook recently and they probably touched some nerves of Singaporeans. What struck me was that both were opposites but each had garnered attention.

On one hand, one complained about Singaporeans having unreasonable expectations of our Government – citing that we want Singapore to be the best in many areas in the world. It alluded that Singaporeans’ source of unhappiness is over-expectations and the solution would be to lower the expectations in order to be happy. So simple!

The other commenter complained about a typical Singaporean’s life whereby he works a lot but achieves very little financially, and he cannot afford to stop working because there are needs in the family to be taken care of. So depressing!

So who’s right since both seem to paint some truth to the situation as proven by the number of supporters for each narrative.

I guess it …