The dawn of the 21st century disappoint some part of me growing up watching things like MegaStructures on National Geographic. I am not talking about the non-existence of flying cars crisscrossing the sky or using pill as a replacement for food. We did send a Malaysian to the space and build our own F1 car but many things remain out of this world.
None of the achievement matters if we could not change our own attitude. There were many times we heard someone said that if so and so did not exist, certain problems would go away but how many times did we hear someone did something to encounter the problem instead of grumbling about it?
The very obvious example that disgusts me is the sugar price issue. We blame the government for increasing the price of the sugar. But before we start grumbling, have we did some background reading? Did we ever realize that the sugar price per kilogram in Malaysia in 1989 was RM1.20 and the sugar price today is just RM1.45? If we were the sugar producer, would we be satisfied with the increment of only 25 cent after more than 20 years? Did we ever realize that the today price is artificially cheaper compared to the real price term because it has been subsidized by the government? If RM 1.45 was a real price, I bet Brazil who is the world largest sugar producer will have to declare bankruptcy in no time. Heh!
I have no intention to talk about the sugar price here. It’s an outdated issue but certain people’s reaction towards it still surprised me until now.
What I would like to point out here is the fact that it would be much better if before judging who is right or who is wrong, if might say so, we understand first of why certain action is done or proposed. Suffices to say, there is always reason underneath every action and if it’s not too much to ask, could we please bear in mind too that it is impossible to please everyone even if that everyone is using adidas-impossible-is-nothing merchandise.