Tuesday, May 10, 2011

envy & loathing

Each and every society has it own fair share of contradictions; Singapore hides – repressed by the state – them fairly well. In Indonesia, contradictions lay out in the open. In Singapore it requires reading in-between-between the lines. Indonesians seemingly embrace contradictions. For example, they envy as well as loath Singapore. They envy Singapore for the fact that things work properly, public transportation is a case in point. They envy Singapore’s prosperity. On the other hand, they would fear and loath if their cities would become as ordered as Singapore, they would find such order utterly boring and repressing.

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