Singapore is in mourning. We have been so since Monday, 23rd March 2015, for our country has lost our grittiest, most far-sighted, and judging by the out-pour of condolences, most beloved founding father. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew led a team and raised Singapore from a third-world country to a first over the span of just one generation. We're celebrating our 50th birthday this year. All of us were hoping he could be there with us. Sadly, it was time to go.
Waves of emotions run through Singapore right now. From grief to pride, to motivation to work harder, to faith in a bright, beautiful society.
One of the things I've taken from his passing is the way he'd lived: Don't be afraid of setting a blazing path if you know you're doing the right thing for the right reasons. (He hadn't said this. He had lived this attitude.)
He was a man of his words and he always kept learning. He'd insisted on lessons with his Mandarin tutor even after he'd fallen ill. His drive was inimitable.
He and his wife's devotion to each other is one of Singapore's most admired stories.
There is so much more about him but I don't know where to start.
I hope he rests in peace now, knowing that Singapore is doing okay and that we will keep working hard.
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