Sunday 1 January 2017

Fine To Be Honest

First of all I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and may 2017 be a year where we could regain our pride being citizens of this country.

While a new year would certainly brings hope and aspiration to most of us, we may not be able to change our surroundings if we do not remediate the root causes of the problems which we face as a country.

To me, it is all about the failure of us, as individuals, as families, as a society and as a country to demand and appreciate honesty. Given our natural tendency to be susceptible to our own selfishness and self-interests, we tend to overlook and compromise on abuse of powers and corruption as long as our lives are not badly affected. Worse, if we are also part of the those crimes and are benefitting from them!

So, my aim for 2017 is to convince as many hearts as possible to appreciate honesty and integrity. It would also be nice if we could re-shape our society to only accord positions and power to individuals who are capable, smart, honest and act with utmost integrity. This could be just a wish but if we do not try and promote these values how are we going to tell our grandchildren about our roles in making this country great again.

I trust all of us would be doing something to change the ways we look at success. I believe being a society which uphold values such as honesty and integrity would make this country a more resilient one in facing many challenges which are anticipated in 2017. So, please, demand honesty and integrity.


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