Singapore has come a long way in 47 years, but some people still want change.
I have a vision of building a nation of community – where people come together despite their differences, political or otherwise. I have a vision where these people come together aligned with the goal of building a better future for our children.
I have a vision where these people have a common identity – of being Singaporean, instead of being homosexuals, foreign-born or poor. I have a vision of a nation building love, not hate. I have a vision where we choose to live in prosperity – to give, not take; to be together, not apart; to be enough, not filling an endless gap.
I have a vision where we live by the ideals of our Pledge – equality, justice, freedom, democracy, prosperity and progress.
I choose to be here because I believe that I can bring hope – even as a mere 18 year old.
I choose to make a difference because I believe that we can be something bigger than our own selves.
I choose to make a difference because I believe I have enough – that even though I don’t earn a multi-million dollar salary, I can still give – in time, in spirit, in words.
I choose to make a difference because I believe that I am responsible for myself and the people around me – and I believe that they will live a better future.
It sounds crazy, because I don’t know how we will get there. I don’t even know if we will get there. I don’t even know if I will achieve this vision.
But I am committed today to this – just as how our forefathers were committed to the ideals of the Pledge when they wrote it.
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