The Good and Bad of Foreign Talent

Foreign talents in Singapore can be considered the epitope of a complete society, particularly for a country with small demographics and limited talent scopes. Specifically, they include any non-Singaporeans who work white collar occupations within our geographical boundaries. On the other hand, they pose threats to the chances of employment for Singaporeans, may cause culture…

Is breaking the law ever acceptable?

         According to Ayn Rand, a Russian American Philosopher in the twentieth century, “One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Indeed, the government passes an inordinate number of laws such that it is grinding to avoid committing crimes at all. Some may argue…

Is Murder Really Immoral All The Time?

Consider the view that killing in any form can never be justified.          According to Aemilius Papinianus, “It is easier to commit murder than to justify it.” Unsurprisingly, modern-day humans are still committing homicides that may be irrational or unforgivable, due to negative emotions or psychological defects. In cases as such, murderers must always be culpable…

Are Medical Advances Really That Ideal?

How far do you support medical interference in human procreation? As stated by Hippocrates – the Greek scientist who founded rational science, “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity.” Indeed, the application of medical knowledge can be seen as the salvation of human lives, as it provides people…

We Need Religion… A Proper One

Is there a more urgent need for religion in today’s world? In view of the rise of globalisation, countless studies have shown the increasing worldwide trends of criminality against oneself, against the community, and against the world. Self-harm and suicide rates have risen over the years, mass acts of immorality have been intensified in the…

We Need The Arts

‘The mark of a vibrant society is measured by its investment in the arts.’ Do you agree?         Imagine a world where all sectors are science-based, where everyone are learning the same knowledge, where humans are expected to not harbour any emotions in daily life but solely logic. How would that feel?…

Forget or Not to Forget Crimes?

 Should crimes that were committed many years ago simply be forgotten?          According to Jane Addams, a famous public philosopher in the early 20th century, “True peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice.” To many, the presence of peace would be a sign of the existence of…

Through the eyes of Singaporeans…

What changes, if any, would you like to see in the people of your country? In view of the current stagnation of the Singapore economy, people’s flawed discernment of life expectations, deterioration of cultures, and the disunity of individuals in the society, it is inevitable that a group of people living in this country who…

Europe vs. Singapore

(Edited) Write about the difference between living in Singapore and European countries based on your travel experience. Ever wondered how it would be like to travel thousands of miles away from home for a vacation? To many of us Asians, not to mention the Singaporeans, who mostly have habits of travelling out of the small…