Thursday, August 05, 2010
THe stupidest thing I've heard
Singapore radio isn't very good. Its music and DJs aren't very good. On occasion, we listen to Malaysian radio because it's got better songs although when the news comes round, it takes us a little while to realise why there's so much news on Klang and Kuala Lumpur.
I've been hearing this 'inspirational, positive' thinking tale on the radio which makes me very annoyed. One, the DJ telling it speaks badly. And two, it's just a bad tale.
It begins with the retelling of the tortoise and the hare. And how the tortoise won the race because the hare took a nap. And the question was posed, what if the hare didn't
take a nap? Wouldn't the hare then win? Wouldn't it better if the hare could complete the race without stopping and at a faster pace?
The DJ goes on to say that slow and steady is good, but don't we always prefer someone who can work at a steady and fast rate? And shouldn't we all aim to do that?
Everyday, I've heard this tale and it makes me want to take a club and hit the DJ on the head just to make her stop.
I must say, I absolutely hate the fact that a fable like this has gotten mangled to teach Singaporeans how to be more productive.
I think it's very Singaporean to make everything an abject lesson no matter how contrived it is.Technorati Tags: Singapore, radio
Ondine tossed this thought in at 05:49
" Far in the stillness, a cat languishes loudly"