Thinking Aloud

Are older generations doing right by their young?

The Hong Kong protests are an example of what happens when the young are let down by their elders and betters. It's important to give young people a good future and to accommodate their desires.

Scrolling through my wire and Feedback news feeds, I have been assailed in recent weeks with a sense of gratitude bordering on complacency about being Singaporean.

I feel that on many big issues of governance, we've got it mostly right.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 24, 2019, with the headline 'Are older generations doing right by their young?'. Print Edition | Subscribe