Several of my online friends have told me they’d like to move to Singapore and live there. I was born here, I’m not ashamed in any way of my country, but it’s not a place for just anyone. Even for city people, it’s not going to be a good match. It’s a clean place, neat, tidy, studious, and strict. There are much more cons to Singapore than there are pros.
This is a city that takes work and intelligence seriously. Nobody is here to mess around. Work and education is an obsession— a religion. Students go to school, come back home to eat, do homework, and sleep. I have younger family members who are still students; I see this every day. Even if it’s not a school day. They can’t even skip school if they’re tired, if they’re dead. They have to go. Why? Because education = college/university = important occupation = money. And what does money always lead to? “A better lifestyle”.
Singapore not only lacks nature, but creativity. Everyone is a robot here. If you’re not a student, then you’re a worker. Nobody appreciates your work, your ideas— you. With this in mind, why don’t we review Singapore’s high suicide rates?
A 29 percent increase from the 2011 total, was boosted by an 80 percent rise in the 20-29 age bracket, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said in a statement.
And let’s not forget what happens if you’re caught after your suicide attempt.
Suicide is an offence in the compact island-state, and anyone who survives an attempt faces a jail term of up to a year, a fine or both.
So, not only are you suicidal, but you’re actually punished for it. The country held responsible for your mentality is punishing you. It’s their fault, but according to them, it’s yours.
The Ministry of Health states, “Suicidal behaviour has a large number of complex underlying factors, including family, social, economic and mental health issues”. When exactly would these hardworking/busy Singaporeans have the time and energy to seek help?
Singaporeans in general are not happy people. I’m a naturally happy and energetic person; I’m the one who receives weird and judging stares for nice gestures such as waving Hello to someone and wishing them a good morning. I partially blame this generation, but the way things are here in Singapore as well. Everyone does their work because they have to, not because they chose their occupation, not because they enjoy it. I just can’t help but feel uncomfortable with going outside. I can’t be my usual positive self because everyone’s reactions will put me down.
Don’t get me wrong though, I may be stating negative facts about Singapore, but that doesn’t mean I hate it. I just don’t find it livable for people who want to do something with their lives. If you’re already depressed, Singapore will not take long in fining you for a suicide attempt. I’ll be ending this post here.. time to continue my game of LoL ❤