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The best things in life are not free

The best things in life that appear free, like peace and fresh air, come with hidden costs. In Singapore, we all take million-dollar breaths and drink million-dollar cups of tap water.

When someone said sincerely "the best things in life are free", I went aww.

That's sweet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'The best things in life are not free'. Print Edition | Subscribe