September 04, 2009
In the past, I used to think that people who are not successful (in a material sense) are there because it’s their own fault for not working hard but come to think of it, looking at the bigger picture, upbringing and where you are born really plays a big part. The role of parenting is really significant like if you compare people whose parents are educated in NUS versus one whose parents only have pri 6 education. Well of course, we have exceptions but if you look and observe, you’d see majority of the lower income and their kids are concentrated in the less elite schools.
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