Exam and work stress, and money issues are the two biggest difficulties youths say they face.I was browsing the ChannelNewsAsia website for laughs when I saw this Big Turd of Obvious news.
One youth said, "Money issues is very important to me...because we have to spend a lot of money."
Another added, "Studying is the only job we have now - like every job, there's a certain stress to it."
One interesting finding thrown up by the survey is what the youths did not find important and these were mostly issues of social awareness.
An extensive study of 300 over Sigaporean youths, has revealed that ----- Their biggest problems is money and work stress. Wow. Please clap your hands. Bravo.
Ok. I neither had the aspiration, nor the ability to be an academic. Maybe that is why I never understand what is the point of some surveys done on Singaporeans by Singapore learning institutes.
Money and Work Stress - The biggest problems facing youth today. Do you need a survey to find this out?
I ask myself this:
Do I lack money? (Ans: Yes. Money is never enough)
Do I hate my job? (Ans: I'd rather be at the beach than working).
There you have it, the one-man survey. It would probably apply to all Singaporeans, except those earning $600,000 bonuses, or those researchers perched so high up in their ivory towers they forgot what life is for ordinary folks.
One of the many problems in Singapore, is that we need to justify everything with an 'official' study. Yes, this is good in many ways, like having intensive research to make sure our new-water is shit-free, or to make sure NKF is not buying gold taps with our cash.
These kind of research, I want it to be vetted by Nobel Prize winners, then redone again to make sure the result is right. I don't want to drink poo-water out of my gold taps.
But, come on. You are going too far if you need to survey 384 youths to find out - that their problem is lack of money and stress, or that consultation before implementing Govt policies are effective.
Eh researchers, Aids, Global Warming, SARS, Overpopulation, Terrorism, our diminishing water supply, and many other problems are still not solved.
Can you guys take some time look into it? Stop wasting our money and your time to conduct rubbish surveys ok?