Living Moments (Part 11)

by Patrick Liew on April 13, 2012

This evening, our grassroots advisor, Ms Foo Mee Har had a pow wow session with some of us vounteers. She raised the oft-repeated issue about why Singaporeans were not inclined to take on some jobs.

That discussion got me thinking.

Somehow, we were raised up believing that some jobs are less than dignified. These jobs were for people who don’t quite make it in life.

I’m reminded of the fact that professionals are not professionals because of what they do but how they do what they do. If we do a good job well, we will not only value-add to the world, we also live life to the full.

Everyone has a part to play and a calling to serve. Every person matters. Every part counts. Together, we can drive the societal and economic engines to serve a worthy cause and create a better home for all of us.

To resolve the biased and prejudicial mindset about less-than-preferred jobs, we need to tackle it from both a bottom-up and a top-down approach. We need to reposition these jobs and enrich them to make it more attractive and fulfilling.

From the ground level up, we need to respect and appreciate every single person who serves us through their jobs. In particular, I want to sing praises about the people who work even while we are sleeping and enjoying our lives.

They make it possible for us to live in a safe and secure environment, an environment whereby we can have a chance to stretch our wings and take to the sky. There are so many unspoken heroes out there who look after our needs and requirements, people we will never meet and may never have a chance to say “Thank You”.

When the sun rises again, I want to pay more respect to the people working around me. I want to take every opportunity to show my gratefulness and appreciation to them.

Please join me. Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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