Two unrelated incidents recently reminded me how, in our drive to make Singapore a smart nation, we could end up doing some very unwise things.
The first was a comment from a former student of mine who graduated recently with a first-class degree and then applied for a job at a local bank. After taking a psychological analysis test, he was rejected, with the interviewer telling him: You are better off as a musician. That was a revelation to him as he had never given any thought to being a musician.
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