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6 events in your life that are more important than getting your A-Level results

6 events in your life that are more important than getting your A-Level results

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Your A-Level results should not determine your life. There are other more important events.

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So, you got your A-Level results back on March 2, 2015 and it feels like it is the end of the world?

Don’t be silly, you’re making small things look big. And because there are other things that could really end your world.

Let’s help you put things into perspective. Here are 6 events in your life that are more important than getting your A-Level results.

 

1. Your birth

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If you weren’t born, none of the things that happen would matter because you wouldn’t be there to observe it.

 

2. Your death

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Getting exam results is one thing. Dying is another. It is not the be-all. But it sure is the end-all.

 

3. Choosing a flat that is not beside a columbarium

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Not choosing correctly can cost you a lot of money and probably even your retirement fund. Would you rather get a B for Econs or potentially lose a few hundred thousand dollars?

 

4. Choosing a spouse

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If you don’t choose properly, it could end in divorce and you losing half your assets. That’s worse than a C for Math.

 

5. Getting your university results

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After your A-Level, you are still a useless person because you don’t have a degree. Therefore, you need to go to university.

And if you fail at university, you would need to take the exams again the next semester and staying back in school for another term is a strain on finances.

Worse, you get expelled for sucking at higher tertiary level.

 

6. Posting a brainless comment on social media that leads to your expulsion from the country after it goes viral

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Worse things can happen later on in life than getting a B for Knowledge and Inquiry.

 

As you can see, there are more important things in life than your A-Level results.

Don’t fret. There are worse things to ruin your day.

 

Here is another thing that is more important than your A-Level results:

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Can PM Lee Hsien Loong stop living in his father’s shadow now that he has half a million Facebook Likes?

Can PM Lee Hsien Loong stop living in his father’s shadow now that he has half a million Facebook Likes?

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That is the question The Straits Times and everyone else is asking.

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The Straits Times carried a critical piece of reporting about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Feb. 28, 2015. (The article was titled, “PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook page gets more than half a million likes”.)

They wanted to know if it is about time for PM Lee to stop living in his father’s shadow now that he has acquired more than half a million Facebook Likes on his public page.

Now, for a newspaper of ST’s calibre and more than 150-year standing to ask such a question, there must be a catch: Because this question is obviously a rhetorical question.

As the answer is definitely “No”.

Before anyone says, “Oh that was obvious, let’s call it a day”, it is imperative to go through the various reasons why PM Lee cannot stop living in his father’s shadow, even though now that he has half a million Facebook Likes, which serve as some weird form of affirmation of his style of leadership and character of being.

1) Normal people stand on the shoulders of giants. For PM Lee, he can only stand in the shadow of a giant.

It is simply unfortunate that his father is Lee Kuan Yew, who is such a great man, to the point that it is impossible for anyone to do any better than him.

2) Lee Kuan Yew doesn’t even have Facebook.

It is amazing to think about how Lee Kuan Yew managed to become such a beloved leader of men growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, taking charge and bringing about modernisation plans during a time when there wasn’t even Facebook.

It must have been three to four times more difficult to govern Singapore then than now, without the use of modern technology like Intraweb chat groups, message apps and email.

Yet, he managed to do so much for Singapore.

3) And if Lee Kuan Yew actually had Facebook, he would definitely had hit the half million Likes quota way faster than PM Lee.

And he would have more fans than his son even when he is no longer the prime minister.

There you have it, all the reasons why “Can PM Lee Hsien Loong stop living in his father’s shadow now that he has half a million Facebook Likes?” is a rhetorical question.

 

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