A much needed morale booster after last week’s disappointing performance
When your heart starts singing silently within your organic shell in the untimeliest of situations, you know something big is aloof. Listen to 100,000 people sing their national anthem with pride, and after the last line of “Home of the brave”, there is thunderous applause and astounding cheers.
The Star Spangled Banner has very patriotic lyrics, and the people who sing it are even more patriotic. You just can’t help reflecting (and comparing) between Singapore and America in that respect. You may perceive Americans as rowdy and unequivocally arrogant, but when it comes to the crunch, they would die for each other.
We Singaporeans are just a selfish bunch, with no national pride like the American pride, and you can expect us to fend for ourselves when that same need arises. That’s how I feel. I’ll protect and give my life for the people I love and care about, but they will always be my first priority.
Maybe if Singapore can change its system of thought through the generations, one day we’ll have a land as great as America.