The heart of the matter ...
The Chinese has this saying "公道在人心". Apparently, we believe the heart knows, deep in its recesses for some, what is right and what is wrong.
We saw it working during the NKF saga.
The heart gives more than it takes too - kindness, empathy, generosity and hope.
We saw that in the overwhelming response given to the late Mr Tan's family. (I was touched beyond words how Singaporeans had reacted. We are not cogs in a machine, afterall!)
The converse is true. The Wee-wee saga is an example.
Some of us thought it was a battle of the haves and have-nots. Politics of envy, they say. Some thought it was just a brutal truth to be learnt.
For those who sincerely wish to engage the heart, perhaps, they might want to hear me out.
The heart is won only through the good - honesty, sincerity, integrity and compassion.
Some hearts may be incapacitated by greed, arrogance and vanity but at the end of the journey, they will come to realise their true abilities.
Let's give the heart a chance to do its best.