include("cmp.php");

View from the right perspective

Most Singaporeans are able to view an issue from their personal perspective. They respond from that perspective.

They are generally not able to view the issue from the perspective of the other party. As a result, they come across as being selfish and, to use a local term, “kiasu”.

A gracious person is able to see the issue from the perspective of both parties and to come to a win-win solution. These people are considered to be flexible and generous.

It is better to develop a culture of graciousness and generosity.

Perhaps the government should be aware of this challenge and provide the right leadership. They should “know the way, go the way and show the way”.

They can start with the design of their website and their operating procedures in dealing with the public.

I have observed countless occasions when the website and process of government agencies are designed to minimize the work for the bureaucrats, but in the process impose unfair burden on the public. I said – the process saves 10 minutes of the bureaucrat’s time but imposes one hour on the public.

This makes the country less efficient. It leads to national inefficiency.

It is necessary for our leaders to show the way to create a change of mindset and approach. If the leaders are not aware of the problem, it is impossible for the people lower down to make the change. They do not have the authority to do so.

Maybe, one day in the future, we have a different culture – where the people at the lower levels have the initiative to make change. For the time being, the leaders have to “show the way”.

I hope that you agree with this suggestion. OK or not?

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

yyy
SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENT
Loading...

14 Responses to “View from the right perspective”

  • Flabbergasted:

    I don’t even understand what you are talking about!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • MarBowling:

    Looks like Tan Golden Chain is NOW questioning the ABILITY and INTEGRITY of our World Class Ministers and those HIGHLY Talented folks under them in performing their daily task and providing services to the PUBLIC! About 39% of the citizen have ALREADY KNOWN the ANSWER! THINK Tan Golden Chain is GRACIOUSLY directing this message to the 61.24%! What do you THINK?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    It’s about self interest first.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Inefficient system:

    The public is made to run around as each agency push responsibility decision to one another.
    Present system cause much inefficiency and delay to decision making.
    A simple decision often takes long time to arrived when it involved multiple agencies.Needed help is often delayed or denied.

    Too much red tape…and the public is poorly served.

    No one is willing to take ownership of the problem and deal with it promptly …easier to follow rules and pass the buck.

    Many will claim powerless to do anything …sign of a bloated bureaucracy.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • oxygen:

    TECHNOLOGY, PARTICULARLY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, is used as a cunning labyrinth by Govts and businesses alike and hidden within it is DEADLY TRAPS awaiting the unsuspecting user-clients.

    They tell you what is seductively enticing of temptations awaiting, BUT NEVER THE SURPRISE RISKS AND ENDANGERMENT AWAITING.

    Good example is LEE-jiapore-INDIA bank’s forced substitution of customers’ ATM card with its debit card without warning (and getting their consent) to customers of its bait-and-switch deceptions in retail banking. It looks like only a “small” changes with BIG IMPACT of “customer care” with the unsuspecting customers henceforth absorbing ALL THE RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES of its own vulnerable digital security software from criminal hacking. If customer complains, they will offer you another “poisonous” banking product in substitution – this time via telephone retail banking practices which is “hawking” of banking product and this is illegal.

    Digital cashless payment and credit spending is dangerous for consumers. Vendors/supplier of such services won’t take responsibility for fraud – be that of criminal hacking in cyberspace world. Investors of “buy now, pay later” technology is taken for a thrilling roller coaster ride – what happens when users/customers of such consumer credit went bust/refused to pay in hard times/bankruptcies?

    SHAREHOLDERS WILL END UP PICKING THE TAB!!

    I suspect this is the reason why monster-size Ant Financial IPO was forced by Xi Jinping to withdraw at the last minute – it is dangerous to consumers, shareholder and country’s control of monetary policies.

    LET NOBODY GET ANY ORGASM OUT OF DIGITAL CASH-LESS PAYMENT/CREDIT TECHNOLOGY, not even as a shareholder. I won’t touch any of these shares. Outside China, most of the rest of the world’s population won’t consent to its sole dominant use.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • oxygen:

    @ PAP CLOSE DOWN

    EXACTLY RIGHT, it is self-interest first and sole objective of the “technology purveyor”.

    Embedded within DEADLY TRAPS waiting to surprise the dumb peasants – some of them are really so stupid that you can’t distinguish them from the circus clowns or carnival barkers and hucksters.

    Catcalls of “smart nation” shrills is really a mob of lying “confidence tricksters”

    WILL ANYONE OF KIND AND HONEST SOUL OR EMPLOYEE IN THE SUPERMARKET PAYING QUEUE HELP ANY EXASPERATED ELDERS in an instant TO RESOLVE TECHNOLOGY BO BOs of software glitch in their mobile Apps?

    Would LEE-jiapore-INDIA bank cheerfully steps forward settles all the losses of customers in the event of criminal hacking of its security lapse WHEN IT FORCED ITS CUSTOMERS TO TAKE UP ITS DEBIT CARD instead of its ATM card (which the customer has sole control over product use risk)?

    IT WON’T HAPPEN. Smart nation becomes smart for bankers and STUPID FOR PEASANTS.

    PAP CLOSE DOWN: It’s about self interest first.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Tan Kin Lian is Idiot:

    Idiot TKL, you said Most Singaporeans are able to view an issue from their personal perspective. They respond from that perspective.
    As a result, they come across as being selfish and, to use a local term, “kiasu”.
    =============================================
    There is nothing wrong in making self interest come first. It is not selfish.

    Your Ang Mo Tua Kee Americunt Trump also did the same.
    “Make America Great Again” Trump has been thrown out by Americunts.

    Your Asians Small Kee Silly old man Tan Cheng Bock also did the same.
    “Think Singaporeans First” TCB was also thrown out by hardworking Singaporeans

    There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.

    Just like religion, you believe in me you go heaven, you don’t believe in me you go to hell. See, religion also practice it, nothing wrong to be selfish.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • xoxo:

    CHANGE in per$pective?
    Not untill you REMOVE THE $ sign in each n everyone’s perpective first?!

    Fist, it has to start with those who put KING $ in all their policy-making deci$ions ???

    To me, A CHANGE IN PERsPECTIVE NEEDs REAL CHANGE in governance as EDUCATION N CULTURE OF A NATION is closely linked to it.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Tan ahhhh!!! most perspective are base on OBSERVATIONS and the Actions of the ones OBSERVED…you for instance received flaks because of your views which seems puerile in most instances bordering on the STOOPID though occasionally you may come up with a silver nugget courtesy of Ivy I suppose and that is my perspective based on what I read and the Public actions of yours…High 5 ahhh!!!!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Stomp website :Quote -”Woman points middle finger, scolds driver in situation made worse by everyone and everything
    photo_library
    See 10 More Photos
    chevron_rightchevron_left
    FacebookTwitterWhatsAppGmail Share

    Cherlynn Ngmail
    Posted on 05 November 2020 | 12,520 views | 110 comments

    This story was submitted via Facebook. Click here to join our Facebook page.

    Click here to submit a story or submit it to our WhatsApp.

    A road dispute that saw a woman scolding and flashing her middle finger at another driver is a fine example of how a situation can go from bad to worse.

    Facebook page SG Road Vigilante posted a video of the incident that occurred along the service road to Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts (NAFA) Campus 2 at Bencoolen Street.

    According to the video’s time-stamp, it was taken on October 31, at around 2.46pm.

    In the video, a Honda driver can be seen going against traffic on the two-lane road and coming head-to-head with the motorist recording the video….

    A man and a child can be seen alighting from the white Honda just as another maroon car enters the scene.

    The Honda driver, a woman, then exits from her vehicle and approaches the motorist recording the video.

    She can be heard chiding him: “Just now you don’t reverse a bit and let me through, how am I going to let you pass? Still speed up and rush over, what’s the meaning of this? I was planning to give way to you, you know?”

    By this time, the maroon car had stopped next to the Honda, leaving even less space.

    It is unclear what happened afterwards or how either driver got out of the sticky situation.

    While many netizens slammed the woman’s behaviour, many noted that there were many factors at play too.

    Some felt that the motorist recording the video could have been more gracious instead of aggravating the situation.

    Another pointed out that the maroon car made things even worse.

    Several netizens also said that there were many illegally parked cars along the road that contributed to the issue.

    And finally, the burning question:

    What do you think?”Unquote .

    Response : Singapore has a lot of rude b***t woman rich driver driving big car,going reverse direction without arrested and pointing her b***t third finger to show her b***t women rights behavior ! Go and watch the youtube at Stomp website .

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Yeah like some bank branches have one or two tellers available and hordes waiting, each transaction take half an hour or more.

    Ask them and they say, go online use app. Physical Bank only for opening bank accounts.

    I’ll puke if I need one more username, password or app.

    oxygen:
    @ PAP CLOSE DOWN

    EXACTLY RIGHT, it is self-interest first and sole objective of the “technology purveyor”.

    Embedded within DEADLY TRAPS waiting to surprise the dumb peasants – some of them are really so stupid that you can’t distinguish them from the circus clowns or carnival barkers and hucksters.

    Catcalls of “smart nation” shrills is really a mob of lying “confidence tricksters”

    WILL ANYONE OF KIND AND HONEST SOUL OR EMPLOYEE IN THE SUPERMARKET PAYING QUEUE HELP ANY EXASPERATED ELDERS in an instant TO RESOLVE TECHNOLOGY BO BOs of software glitch in their mobile Apps?

    Would LEE-jiapore-INDIA bank cheerfully steps forward settles all the losses of customers in the event of criminal hacking of its security lapse WHEN IT FORCED ITS CUSTOMERS TO TAKE UP ITS DEBIT CARD instead of its ATM card (which the customer has sole control over product use risk)?

    IT WON’T HAPPEN. Smart nation becomes smart for bankers and STUPID FOR PEASANTS.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Are there any permanent permanent residents?

    TCB was very close to unseating his opponent who barely scrapped through. It’s not a strong result.

    Tan Kin Lian is Idiot:
    Idiot TKL, you said Most Singaporeans are able to view an issue from their personal perspective. They respond from that perspective.
    As a result, they come across as being selfish and, to use a local term, “kiasu”.
    =============================================
    There is nothing wrong in making self interest come first. It is not selfish.

    Your Ang Mo Tua Kee Americunt Trump also did the same.
    “Make America Great Again” Trump has been thrown out by Americunts.

    Your Asians Small Kee Silly old man Tan Cheng Bock also did the same.
    “Think Singaporeans First” TCB was also thrown out by hardworking Singaporeans

    There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.

    Just like religion, you believe in me you go heaven, you don’t believe in me you go to hell. See, religion also practice it, nothing wrong to be selfish.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Tan Cheng Bock Disappear:

    PAP CLOSE DOWN:
    Are there any permanent permanent residents?

    TCB was very close to unseating his opponent who barely scrapped through. It’s not a strong result.

    ==========================================
    A win is still a win for my great leader PM Lee.

    And where is Tan Cheng Bock now ?

    TCB vanish… hahahaha…. Singaporeans First ? Hahaha..

    Singaporeans beware… there are many politicians who likes to pretend and pretend to take care of you and play the nationalistic card for self gains and glorification. (骗吃骗喝骗色)
    TCB “Singaporeans First” agenda was rejected by Singaporeans.

    Singaporeans don’t want Singaporeans First…. hahahaha….

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy, Unmotivated, Whinning Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on mothership :Quote – “Syfe
    Stand Out, Blend In
    Sponsored by Syfe…

    Remains of body found under bridge along Kallang Bahru, police investigating

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
Member Services
Self-SupportMembers LoginSelf-Support
Sponsored Advertisement
Search On TR Emeritus
Sponsored Advertisement
Announcement
Advertisement
Visitors Statistic
Latest Statistic

UA-67043412-1