Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Culture Is Destiny; A Conversation with Lee Kuan Yew

"We have focused on basics in Singapore. We used the family to push economic growth, factoring the ambitions of a person and his family into our planning. We have tried, for example, to improve the lot of children through education. The government can create a setting in which people can live happily and succeed and express themselves, but finally it is what people do with their lives that determines economic success or failure. Again, we were fortunate we had this cultural backdrop, the belief in thrift, hard work, filial piety and loyalty in the extended family, and, most of all, the respect for scholarship and learning." - LKY, 1994

I've found an interesting article on Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's views on Asian culture. In the article, he compared the asian culture with the western version. He also mentioned it's our unique culture in Singapore that created the economic success in our little nation. Read on @

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