Me: It makes me so mad that people still keep griping abt Feng Tian Wei being China-born and not a "true Singaporean". Get over it. The girl is Singaporean now. Geez.
Me: And I'm just really sad cos this means I will never become a "true Singaporean" too, by those people's definition. My heart is already Singaporean though.
Charles: Race, nationality. All artificial lines drawn by human nature. The egocentric need to establish difference. Everyone is guilty of it.
Gerard: Haha, citizenship, choice, birthright, or just an unimportant label.
Jiaxin: Human hubris. It's taking us so long to properly get used to the idea that absolutes are no longer possible or relevant in this day and age. It's literally all various (more than 50) shades of grey now.
Gerard: I have to not snigger every time I fill out 'Chinese' as my race in forms. Honestly, is race and skin colour even something that should matter? Culture, values and way of thinking are something that each person will have, and we should respect everyone's.
Shermain: It's just for collecting statistical information. People making the forms don't usually sit back and reflect.
Gerard: But skin colour (is something) I find hard to give a damn about.
So much truth. I love my friends. : )
That said, I think nationality is still important for some reasons (too long to elaborate) but it should never be the focus when you form an opinion of someone.