Singapore is one of the most wired places on earth, and Singaporeans can get a sense of how their lifestyles compare with others. They see themselves working hard but they don’t see their paychecks going far due to the high cost of living. They see how others live in similar developed countries and they question why their standard of living is not on par with these countries. As a result some will choose to leave for greener pastures. But most will not as its risky to pick up and emigrate and Singaporeans are generally somewhat risk adverse. As a result, they have to contend with all these factors that I have listed, and that I suspect is why they are so unhappy.
Finally, Singapore has a high GDP per capita, I believe it is about US$57,000. But those figures are misleading. Most people do not make anywhere near that. Factor in the high cost of living, and their standard of living is not better than someone in a poorer country with a GDP per capita of $15,000.
Britain is split straight down the middle between leavers and remainers. This is a wholly undesirable state of affairs that should have been predicted by the fools in the Conservative Party that got us into this mess in the first place. Whichever side won the vote they would have done so only narrowly, by 5 percentage points or less, and even had Camerons idiotic plan succeeded and remain had won, the country would still be split straight down the middle. A huge rupture has been created in British society where none existed before. All to address an internal Conservative party issue.
The 50/50 divide now makes a resolution to this issue almost impossible. As we shall see in the coming days and weeks any Prime Minister will find it extremely difficult to find a solution that can command a majority in Parliament. And this reflects the country as a whole, there is no consensus amongst the public for any of the options available. The ‘agreement’ that May has secured illustrates this perfectly. Why would any person, remainer or leaver, support a solution that keeps us in EU institutions with no say over how the institutions operate and that costs us more than it did when we were in the EU? It’s the worst of all options. But what alternative does May have? It’s a quagmire, the more we thrash around and bicker amongst ourselves the deeper we get into this mess.
I see no way to find rapprochement between the two sides, many of us know this at a personal level. The issue is now verboten in my family due to the endless arguments and this is repeated around the country. Meanwhile the rest of the world looks on with a mixture of horror and bemusement. They must wonder how us British got ourselves into such a self destructive bind.
As a remain voter I’ve been through various stages of anger, angst and argument over the last 18 months but I’m now looking for who to blame for the divisive mess. I’m pointing fingers. I have my sights firmly set on the Conservative party. An out of touch and outdated institution that has signed its own death warrant with the brexit vote. If anything good comes out of Brexit then the break up and destruction of the Tory Party is a major plus. They will eat themselves over this issue, as they were always going to at some point. What’s sad is that in typical tory fashion they will leave many of us with ruined lives as a result.
From a standpoint, I’m kinda jealous(?) that a group that just debuted won awards over groups that have waited years for a single win, and lost to a girl group that had hella clout and didn’t have to wait long. However, that’s a shallow reason to not like Itzy and is not my main reason.
I’ve watched videos of them. I don’t want to be shallow and just say “Oh, well, I’m going to say Itzy is horrible because they stole my faves win.” and not even watch any content of them. They seem like nice girls, but they seem generic to me. That’s not a reason for me to not like them, but I think they’re just very simplistic and a dull girl group. Their concept doesn’t stand out to me, and I don’t enjoy girl groups like that.
I won’t hate on them, or flaunt how much I don’t like them to their fans, it’s just a preference I have. The main reason is: I simply don’t like the vibes I get from Itzy.
the fact that the Spanish economy is fundamentally parasitic. There are unbelievable numbers of Spaniards in both public and private life whose main aim in life is to screw their fellow citizens without contributing anything useful to society. A particularly high concentration of vultures, both public and private, can be found wherever there are property transactions, whether you are buying or renting. Charges by the major Spanish banks are extortionate (there are alternatives…). The utilities companies are basically licensed thieves.
the fact that greed and corruption have led to the almost complete destruction of the coastline through massive construction of incredibly ugly blocks of flats. And to the destruction of much else by uncontrolled tourism. The center of Barcelona – or Barcelonidorm – has become a nightmare for the residents.