OPINION | How did “serving others” become punishment? - The Independent Singapore News

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“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and to serve.’ There can be no other meaning.” ...

“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and to serve.’ There can be no other meaning.” ...

“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and to serve.’ There can be no other meaning.” — Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell

- Advertisement -One of the more amusing things about writing on a public forum is the fact you will attract attention. Sometimes you get “good” attention. It’s a good ego boost whenever you have people clap for you. However, it’s inevitably more interesting whenever you p*** people off, and they write all sorts of things about you. It’s ultimately the people who you p*** off that give you the most food for thought.

One of the most interesting comments came as a reaction to my last piece“OPINION | Anti-abortion communities seem to live in a world where people are saints — living in paradise where no poverty, war & pestilence exist”which was picked up by TREmeritus. The topic was abortion, and I made it a point to talk about my personal experience with abortion and how I ended up married for the first time because my ex went for an abortion. The accusation is as follows:

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Telegram - Advertisement - One of the more amusing things about writing on a public forum is the fact you will attract attention.Telegram - Advertisement - Workers’ Party head Mr Pritam Singh took his two young daughters to the Singapore Army Open House, which is returning after a five-year break.No Yes In addition, you are the beneficiary of the insurance scheme instead of the bank, even if you are still repaying your home loan with the bank.Veronica Lee Speaking at the 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo on Thursday (May 26), Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, confirmed that he will not be retiring after handing the reins over to his successor-in-waiting – Lawrence Wong.

Sometimes you get “good” attention. It’s a good ego boost whenever you have people clap for you. His National Service (NS) formation, he added, had invited “all its NSmen, regardless of rank” for a preview of the open house. However, it’s inevitably more interesting whenever you p*** people off, and they write all sorts of things about you. Coverage Home Insurance by different insurers could offer different coverages as unique selling points to differentiate themselves from other insurance companies. It’s ultimately the people who you p*** off that give you the most food for thought. “We had good fun, walking around the exhibits and checking out the equipment on display (the Leopard 2 always stands out), including some very impressive platforms such as the MAN Wheeled Recovery Vehicle and indigenously manufactured platforms like the Trailblazer and Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle,” Mr Singh wrote. One of the most interesting comments came as a reaction to my last piece “ OPINION | Anti-abortion communities seem to live in a world where people are saints — living in paradise where no poverty, war & pestilence exist ” which was picked up by TREmeritus. He received 15 out of the 19 votes from the stakeholders polled, and as no candidate is allowed to vote for himself, this meant that only three other individuals did not vote for him as their first choice.

The topic was abortion, and I made it a point to talk about my personal experience with abortion and how I ended up married for the first time because my ex went for an abortion. Their daughters were born in 2015 and 2018. For example, if a fire starts at your house and spreads to your neighbour Alternative Accommodation In the scenario where your house is inhabitable, Home Insurance gives you a daily payout to find alternative accommodation, capped at a specific number of days Personal Accidents This covers for medical expenses or a payout in the unfortunate event of death or disability, and is also applicable to your domestic helper Personal Items: Valuables & Money This offers coverage for your money, valuables and other personal belongings. The accusation is as follows: The usual group of fans believes that I am a secret member of the ruling party’s internet brigade, subtly trying to influence people to be slaves of the powers that be. Apparently, I am being paid millions. The WP chief said that the formation commander also “gave a short and meaningful speech thanking NSmen for their service and acknowledging their families too,” and invited everyone to visit AOH22 this weekend, reminding them to stay hydrated, especially those who were planning a long stay. I guess you could say it’s flattering that people think I have that much influence and power, though I wouldn’t mind a percentage of what they believe I am being paid. Dependent on insurer Possible Factors for Consideration To decide on the best possible home insurance plan for yourself, you would first need to understand your needs to ensure that you do not over-insure or under-insure yourself. I’ve had someone threaten to slap me around with her knockers for being a horrible little man. According to the Singapore Army’s Facebook page, tickets for the weekend are already sold out, but there are some slots still available for Monday (May 30).” He added that he intends to “make myself be in a position to step down and hand over as prime minister to my successor”.

Unfortunately, she never showed me the said knockers that were going to destroy me. Now, I am going to leave the debate on the morality of abortion to more intelligent and wiser people. “Army Open House 2022 (AOH22) will make a return to the F1 Pit Building after five years. If the renovation of your house is minimalistic, you could make do with lower coverage. I will accept that perhaps I am a murderer. However, what I will question is why having to work as a waiter was a punishment. AOH22 will feature a range of interactive activities where visitors can view over 20 different Army platforms, get up close with the different Army Formations and enjoy Battle Rides on various Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) platforms. What’s particularly interesting is that the punishment comes from “having to serve other people?” I can accept from a purely personal perspective that my punishment for my role in ending the pregnancy was the fact that the two years of marriage were awful. Else, you could refer for an estimate. “Nobody can say how things will develop in two, three, four elections’ time, but for as long as we can, it is the responsibility of me and my team to govern Singapore well, to maintain the support of the population, and to keep Singapore united and cohesive,” he said.

I can see why some people might argue that the fact that I’ve loved other people’s children and looked after them instead of having my own flesh and blood as a form of divine punishment – but serving other people. To take part in the Drone Arena, Be A Marksman, Battle Rides and Soldier Strong Obstacle Course, bookings can be made on-site at the F1 Pit Building. How is that a punishment? Let’s start with some basics. I took a job as a waiter in my late thirties because I didn’t have a steady income and more importantly, my CPF savings consisted of less than $4,000 in all accounts. /TISG Follow us on Social Media Send in your scoops to news@theindependent. is an estimate for you. At that point, I was in danger of dying broke in every sense of the word. However, when I got the job and started “serving” other people, I started building up my CPF reserves, which helped pay for the eventual property I was to own and while I probably die broke, I may actually be able to buy ice cream.

So, in the material sense, God was punishing me by helping me stabilise my finances. Some may be more concerned over their pets while some could be more concerned about securing sufficient hospital allowances in case their loved ones got hurt. Working as a waiter did lead to other things. My last big job in media relations came through working at the restaurant where I met members of the Indian Institutes of Management Alumni (IIM) association and I got hired. Then, when I started working in the insolvency business, I ended up meeting lawyers, whom I linked to my day job boss to. For a more comprehensive guide and evaluation, you may check out. Again, that was a funny way to punish me by giving me good things.

However, more interestingly, I got to meet the Pinoy and Indian chaps who would become friends. This experience gave me a better understanding of what these guys went through on a daily basis just to make sure that “my people” would have a somewhat comfortable life. Again, if this was a punishment from God, I am incredibly grateful for the experience because it helped me to see that “immigrant bashing” populists are in fact the most ungodly people one could get involved with. Sure, my life isn’t great, and I’m not racking it in, but it’s definitely not the fault of the Indian chaps working in the kitchen. If you look at just about every book on “success” you’ll find that having a mentality that you need to “serve other people” is one of the key elements.

Say what you like about “Big Tech” but it’s been built on “serving.” Google, for example, made life that much easier by serving us in our efforts to get information on the net. Every business is about “serving” other people in order to make a profit. If your business doesn’t serve anyone, who is going to pay for it? Then, it occurred to me that since I’ve been dubbed a murderer who had to serve other people as a punishment, shouldn’t that be the basis of criminal justice? Right now, it’s all about hanging and jailing. Now, I do agree that there are some elements of society that are unreformable and when you’re nice to them, they’ll only take it as a weakness.

However, for the most part, isn’t it better to reform people than to destroy them – especially in a society that is rapidly ageing and claims that it needs to maximise what little manpower resources it has? I think of the movie Gandhi when a murderer tells Gandhi he’s going to hell because he bashed the skull of a Muslim boy in retaliation for Muslims killing his family. Gandhi says, the way out of hell is to find an orphan and raise him as his own – but he must raise him as a Muslim. If you think about it, that’s surprisingly practical advice. So, as a murderer who is being punished by being made to serve other people, I will announce that I’m very happy that the divine has given me such a punishment. Thank God for being made to serve other people.

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