Monday, March 06, 2006

A dreamer or an ant?

So you've all set some goals after the AK Workshop. Have you asked yourself why your goals are the way they are? For example, why do you need to score 6 points? Or why do you need to get to a JC or university?

Prominent blogger Mr Wang, has an interesting post about the Singaporean dream and what it means to different people. He made a most interesting observation about people who are "mindless ants scurrying about their busy little lives and those who are the "dreamers and the poets, the soul-searchers and the visionaries".

Even as you work out your goals and your dreams, I hope you would pause for a while and ask yourself if, on the road to achieving your dream(s), whether you would end up a mindless ant, or are you going to be a soul-searcher, poet and visionary. For me personally, I'll opt for the latter any time. I may not be rich or successful by the standards of society, but I'll be a whole lot happier.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odds are, if you are the mindless ant, you wouldn't even sit back and ponder about this.

Perhaps there isn't really an option. Should you try to become an ant, it would cause much misery, wouldn't it?

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take you up on your bet.
Not many will chose to be an ant, true, but then again, not many will realise that they are an ant until it's too late. But even if you sit back and start to ponder, there is a possibility that you will continue to be a mindless ant.

shdwhawk

8:02 PM  
Blogger FixCon said...

It's not what you think that counts, It's what you think and DO that counts.

11:56 AM  
Blogger tscd said...

There's nothing wrong with being a mindless ant. I'm one, and I rather like it.

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Alvin said...

I think you can be a mindless ant, a mindful ant, a dreamer or a dream without substance. But I think what makes the difference is a direction self-chosen rather than inflicted by expectations, friends, society, or simply a laziness to think about the future.

3:22 PM  

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