I read of a story in which a citizen is said to having such circumstance. The story goes as below:
“Mr A is a citizen who has been laid off before being a white-collar executive because his employer preferred hiring cheaper foreign talent. He became a taxi driver and realised that he could not renew his taxi licence as he was required to pay his fund as part of the mandatory requisite” for the taxi-licence renewal. He was unable to do so as he needed to use the utilised income (from driving the taxi) to support his family of three (including his wife and two children). When he was 55, he was informed that he could not withdraw his savings due to not meeting his minimum sum. When he reached 65, he was only allowed to receive the monthly living expense of $500. He was also informed that he would have to pay the medical insurance (which is mandatory under the law). If he is unable to do so, he would have to go to the prison”
The above story illustrates the circumstance in which a citizen has to face. Instead of complaining of the circumstance to others, it will be more prudent for him to think of the options which are available to him and choose the best possible choice as per his perspective. The worst case scenario is to go to the prison.
The above circumstance goes to show that it is not always right to follow what the Authority advocates on the circumstances (such as getting married, buying the expensive property, having many children, double working environment etc). It is more prudent for one to think of the things in which he/she prefer to do so and not those divine things advocated by the Authority. An example is the good/bad debt analogy. Housing loan is said by most people (directly or indirectly by the Authority) to be a good debt. My take is that all debts are bad and restrict one the ability to choose the things he/she desires.
I believe that the majority will follow the Authority’s advocation and take on as many debt as possible.
These are the choice of the majority of people.
To each of their own.
As the saying goes “Different Individuals have their own choices of preference”, the Chinese version is “道不同不相为谋”
People with different principles will not join in a common quest. I am likely to belong to the bare minority in the country in which I am living in. Since my principle is different from the views of the majority, it makes sense for me not to join them in the common quest. I will continue my chosen path alone as I know that this path makes me content and happy for my well-being.
To each of own’s views.