"People become hawker because didn't study hard when young, and later in life, refuse to upgrade their skills. They reap what they sow. They should be grateful to earn $1000 a month, because if they work for others, they don't even deserve to be paid $700. In any case, no need to worry about any health effects of being a hawker as our Medisave, Medishield & Medifund will cover any problem without any out-of-pocket cost." -Ricky LAbove comment is in response to an yahoo article on Hard Life of Hawkers. There is very high probability that RickyL think he is an elite after receiving education from elite schools. After all his comment are much like his kind - Wee Shu Min elitism controversy.
I don't know whether to pity people like RickyL/Wee Shu Min. Totally brainwashed into thinking good grades = good pay, lousy grades = pathetic pay. Since these brainwashed 'elite' think they are the almighty kind, they are highly susceptible to extra service such as:
- waitress & cooks add extra ingredients - armpit sweat, saliva, 'gold' from nose
- mechanics rub saliva on their car seats, steering wheel
If those brainwashed 'elites' think they are almighty with their high education, how come don't know their lives have in a way benefited from these 'uneducated' folks?
PM Winston Churchill
"Independent & rebellious by nature, Churchill generally had a poor academic record in school...."
US President Harry Truman
"After graduating from Independence High School (now William Chrisman High School) in 1901, Truman worked as a timekeeper on the Santa Fe Railroad, sleeping in "hobo camps" near the rail lines."
Singer Jay Chou
"Chou graduated from high school with inadequate grades for university..."
Director Peter Jackson
"Jackson had no formal training in film-making, but learned about editing, special effects & make-up largely through his own trial & error."
Local 'Queen' Actress Zoe Tay
"... Yuan Ching Secondary School for her secondary education. She also studied at VITB (Baharrudin)"
People are born with different innate abilities & talents. Even in Olympics, there are many games. Michael Jordan excels at basketball but sucks at baseball. It is a tragedy for Singaporeans should such 'scholars' are elected into high positions of government service.