Lighten up S’poreans yo!

We Singaporeans need to lighten up!

Taken from ‘Singaporeans must learn to loosen up a little’ article on Yahoo News.

In his trademark, nasal voice, he quips, “Sometimes, people will get offended and walk out of my show. At times, there could also be a bad balance of smart and not-so-smart people so even I get amused when observing their reactions from stage. But what I do is always in good fun.”

Making fun of Singaporeans comes naturally for him.

“Singaporeans are just too pampered and they complain about everything; even small trivial issues!” he said, when asked why he often mocks Singaporeans of all races, classes and gender in his shows.

Turning serious, he added: “I just wish people would take a good look at their own reflections to realise how they are acting. But I think it might take a while for people to change their mindsets.”

I often wonder if there’s a grain of truth to Kumar’s words.

After all, Singaporeans do love to complain — isn’t that how we derived our nickname as “Complaint Kings”?

Perhaps this stems from the fact that many Singaporeans are not receptive to change. Should we all just loosen up a little at times, and look on the bright side of life?

As the saying goes, “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

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