Live in peace, but don't forget danger

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hit the nail on the head when he said, in a Facebook post, that we are at risk of becoming numb after numerous terrorist attacks in recent months ("S'pore condemns Munich shooting"; July 24).

This could easily give rise to a state of complacency.

Similarly, as we are cocooned in peace and security here, we could become numb to the fact that an attack can occur here.

Singapore has taken 50 years to reach its current success. It is not without reason that our leaders constantly remind us of the fact that an attack here is only a matter of time.

Just as we must exercise due care and be vigilant in our lifestyle to maintain our health, so, too, must we be psychologically prepared and build resilience among the populace to minimise the chance of any terror attack here, and to handle the aftermath.

It is said that we must always ponder over the dangers, although we are living in peace.

This is sobering advice that Singaporeans must always bear in mind.

Seah Yam Meng