Yeah, I can’t believe it’s that old. But, it was a very interesting read.
I don’t agree on Lee’s fierce support on Eastern values in which the individual exist in the context of family. I mean, of course family is important. But, surely a person could live his own life freely under universal values of kindness.
I think a lot of young Indonesian holds the same ground as I do but with a bit of compromising, which reminds me of a column written by Kartika Jahja. (READ IT!).
I friend of mine said that there’s a generational gap between parents and children. A lot of parents don’t actually know the lives of their adult children. I think the problem here, is that children rarely have the guts to confront their parents or when they do, it will either jeopardize their relationship to the point of being disowned or make parents cry and get ill because of stress. Hence. Kartika’s title “What you see ain’t what you get”.