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 … …