Minister Mentor has done a lot for Singapore, no one denies that. While I’m grateful for most of it, I don’t agree with all of his opinions but if it’s anything I want to learn from this very wise man, it’s the grace and humility to be able to stand corrected.
I know lesser people who reckon they are owed something for the smaller sacrifices they’ve made. I may not always agree with him but in my humble opinion, anyone who has the right to feel like they are owed something, it should be him.
So when you see a man of his stature being able to stand corrected, there is much to learn.
Life lesson on making mistakes – recognise you have made one, learn from it and don’t do it again. At 36, I’ve had my fair share of mistakes and I’m still learning to recognise them, much less learn from them and proceed to not doing them again.
As I’m learning from MM, the perfect living example for me is actually my sister. We all make mistakes and how we bounce back from them is what separates the wheat from the chaff. My sister makes bouncing back look a lot easier than it really is. She’s definitely whole lot of wheat 🙂
Check back in here in about 30 or 40 years, I hope I’d have it down by then. Meanwhile, I’m still learning … …
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At first I was quite touched to read that he stood corrected then a thought struck me, maybe he only ‘stands corrected’ cuz GE is coming and he doesn’t want his party to lose too many votes because of his opinion. Sorry cynical I know…but with all 87 seats likely to be contested, he better stand corrected isn’t it?
hahahaha 🙂 you are cynical and that’s probably why we get along … underneath my seemingly non-cynical appearance, I am truly cynical.
It’s EXACTLY that though, I agree with you. He believes enough in his cause, political party or otherwise to admit that he can be wrong. I don’t know enough people who would do that. Everyone has a reason to admit their mistakes, the question is can they? It takes great strength to and I’m hoping at 36, I’ve learnt to 🙂 We’ll see :p
I love reading your blog … I am always learning new things, difference of opinions, different views, unique ideas by just reading your blog … most of all, I am simply blessed to be educated by you sharing 🙂 thank you 🙂