OPINION: Record suicide rate - what's ailing Singapore


Singapore Democrats, 16 Jul 2013
What ails this country is the Government's obsession with GDP growth, wrongly interpreted as a measure wealth and progress. The latest suicide statistic attests to the degeneration of the quality of life in Singapore. The continued inability and unwillingness of the PAP to re-evaluate the definition of economic progress is much cause for concern.
Pushing up GDP figures for its own sake often leads to a deterioration of life for Singaporeans. As we strive to generate wealth, we must also ensure that this is not done at the expense of our health, both mental and physical.
Work-life balance, family values, and social relationships must also be taken into account when we measure success. Without these non-economic and life-affirming aspects of our well-being, we cannot claim to be a prosperous nation. Full story
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