Looking back at the national mourning in Singapore of it’s first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his state funeral today, a nagging thought was echoing in my head – ‘What are you doing with your time?’ There, was a man whose demise brought the nation and the world to attention. Even if you like him or not, you spoke about him. And in many ways, he was indeed significant.
How many of us can truly say that he/she has given his/her life for something? Perhaps a little of this and that. But for him, it was very simple; Singapore. That little red dot in the world map that have many others drawing inspiration and lessons despite its young age. Surely, he must have done something right.
Regardless what your opinion of him is, let’s remind ourselves of these important questions: How will our story be? What will we have lived for? What will we have sacrificed? And most importantly, right now, what are we doing with our time?
This limited time that each of us have, how will we spend it? Will we be benefiting others, or simply ourselves? Or worse, will we be a burden to others?
So, back to the first question, what are you doing with your time?