April 4, 2009
Politics? Not for me
Though Mr Terence Foo studied political science, he is not interested in joining politics as he is 'happy with the way things are'. -- PHOTO
AS A young undergraduate-to-be, Mr Terence Foo chose to study at the University of Michigan as it 'has the best political science programme'.
He later decided, however, to do it as an elective and majored in economics because he is, as he puts it wryly, a 'typical Singaporean, afraid of not being able to find a job with a political science degree'.
Now 38, it is this same pragmatism that leads him to firmly cross out entering politics as a possibility.
'I've never been interested, it's never crossed my mind,' he says categorically.
'A lot of it has to do with contentment. I'm happy with the way things are, there's no reason to be an activist.
'I've benefited from the system, I don't feel that there is anything worth changing.'
Any competitive business that wish to keep improving, they find out what their customers think about them. In fact, they pay more attention to what their critics have to say. Becos there is no point listening to those who only sing your praises. You cannot improve this way, instead you will end up stagnating... sinking into complacency.
So if PAP is keen to improve and recruit someone like this Terence into politics, then it has obviously got its priorities all wrong.
Of cos this may just be one of those propaganda-"credible news" that the State Times does regularly. As election is not far away, it is time to remind Sporeans: "Be contented. The system is at its best. There is nothing to change."