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Do you agree that the pursuit of wealth and status as we do in Singapore today hinders younger adults from being generous?

Generosity of spirit is sometimes worth more than any dollar value. The same can be said of the many volunteers in Singapore who give up their time for various local causes.

Barry Smyth

My personal experience is that our young will help those who genuinely cannot help themselves, regardless of their own socio-economic status.

With some exceptions, I think most are more generous than we give them credit for.

Mark Ng

Young people are being pragmatic. It is hard to be generous by giving but not receiving.

But as these people age, their mindsets will change and they would give back what they have been blessed to get.

We should not compel people to give if the heart is not willing.

Wilkie Ong Keng Soon


What can children learn from their fathers? How can dads be more involved parents?

Children learn by example. They know who takes care of them more in their growing up years, but they never show or tell. They appreciate quietly when they grow up.

Whatever you do, good or bad, right or wrong, they can see for themselves; whether you are responsible or not, they can judge for themselves.

If they know that you are a good father, you can rest assured that they will take care of you when you grow old and need any form of help.

Peter Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2017, with the headline 'On Facebook'. Print Edition | Subscribe