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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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From this article, I can see that Singapore is trying to connect with the global community which, in my point of view is a good thing. In this way, Singapore is able to gain more new ideas to improve itself and also share its ideas and opinions with other. With that, we would not be lagging behind the other countries and may become on par or better than them. Relationships between various countries can also be strengthened through collaboration. We may also be able to help the other countries with what we have developed. In this ever changing society with Singapore's ageing population,  better environment is needed to cater to the ageing population. With the advanced technology that many have access to nowadays, information is found easily and this is important in allowing us to connect to the world. This allows for easy connection between the countries within the global community, allowing countries to cooperate easily and come up with solutions faster.

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.
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From this article, I see that conflict is something should be avoided as more often than not conflict cause more harm than good. As seen in the article, many people see themselves as a different group from the others. The fight between the two races started when the Sinhalese took over. They gave the privileges to those of their race and mistreated the Tamils. It was because of the unequal treating of the two different races that made the Tamils start to rise up against the Sinhalese. The Tamil tigers, who are terrorists, threatened and bombed many places, resulting in loss of homes, jobs and people being harmed. Seeing this, I think that harmony is important as it keeps everyone at peace and no one fears that he or she is in danger or being harmed. It is also important that everyone is treated as equals and also respect one another. I think there is no need to start a war just to tell the other party what they want and make the other party agree. Things can be settled peacefully if both parties come to a consensus. Then, no one gets hurt in the process and there is a good relationship between parties. A war is never good and often causes the relationship between the parties to become more strained than agreeing to the attacking party's terms. Sure, one party may bear grudges towards another party for what was done in the past but to save the current situation rather than making it worst, they should let bygone be bygones so that the situation does not get any worse. Hence harmony is definitely important in multi-ethnic societies where different races have different beliefs.

 

I wonder:

 

- For things that can be settled peacefully, is there a need to start a war just to force the other party to agree?  

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Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 12:48 PM
After reading this article, I can see that over a long time of 100 years, Sri Lanka have been facing ethnic conflicts between the Sinhalese and Tamils. Having a biased government only caused conflicts and made the country suffer under his rule. I think that conflicts should be resolved fast as delaying it will only causes harm to the country. For example, there were riots due to the unfair treatment between the Tamils and the Sinhanlese, and it causes lots of deaths and injuries people. Hence, I think that conflicts should be resolved in the fastest time as it only brings harm when delayed. I wonder why the government was being biased despite knowing it will cause conflicts.
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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

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Xin Rong's insight:

After reading this article, i can see that success does not come easily. Many say they want to achieve success but more often than not, these people do not make it. Sure, these people might not have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths and have nonetheless achieved success today. Success is not only limited to those who come from good backgrounds but also to those of humble beginnings. These people in this article, despite coming humble beginnings, managed to achieve success. Their coming from humble beginnings did not make them feel weak in front of their peers but made them stronger and more determined with their knowledge of hardship. Another thing that is important to succeed is the willingness to take risks. For example, the founder of Hyflux and the founder of the Neo group, both invested money in their businesses without thinking that the money may not be returned to them. It is this willingness in them that allowed them to become what they are today. I believe that anyone can achieve success if they believed that they can do it. It is not a fight of whether being born with a silver spoon in one's mouth or not but a fight of patience and determination. Sure, the people who are richer may have better education - more enrichment class as they are able to afford it but that does not mean they do not have to work hard in order to succeed. For success to happen, hard work is definitely needed as it is with the courage to take risks.

 

What I wonder:

 

- Have people who said that they are failures without having done anything ever tried to think that if they worked harder they may not be failures but successes after all?

 

- Do people that gave up after doing a for something lot ask themselves if they may have made a mistake somewhere and correct that mistake or whether are they doing their dreams and what they have spent a lot of effort and time a deed by giving up and not persevering on?

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

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How to make Impossible Possible

How to make Impossible Possible | Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong | Scoop.it
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After reading this article, I feel that 'impossible' might not be a word I will want to have in my dictionary but rather having 'possible' in my dictionary. The most important factors of leading to realization of reaching possibilities is to have an open mind, to welcome and accept anything that is presented , knowing what is the goal at the end of the road. One must be sure of one's goal to be able to know when one is reaching possibilities. It is also having a positive mindset and attitude towards things. By being positive, one is able to show confidence in doing anything and not shying away from what is before them. I believe that nothing is impossible, everything is possible as long as one put their heart in to doing something and persevere through obstacles. If one thinks that something is impossible it will be impossible hence, likewise, if you think something is possible it would naturally become possible. Often than not, many people nowadays shy away upon seeing challenges thinking that it is impossible and therefore never realizing they are reaching the possibilities before them. I believe that our minds have been built to be strong but for realizing that one reaches the possibilities, it depends on whether one believes in impossibility or possibility and having faith in oneself. The mind will become weak if one believes that he/she is weak and is unable to overcome the obstacle as one has lost the mind control to persevere. For example, a girl in the article. She has no hands and yet she is able to fly a plane. She believes that she can do it and therefore reaching the possibility of being able to fly a plane despite her handicap.

 

What I Wonder: - How people thought of the possibility of them realizing that they are reaching the possibilities before saying it is impossible?

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The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow

The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow | Possibilities & conflict and prejudice_Ng Xin Rong | Scoop.it
Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people.
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After reading this article, i can see that humans are certainly judgemental. There are many types of prejudice that humans have come out with against things that they do not approve of. It is also an influence from people who feel this way, resulting in more people doing the same thing, trying to follow the trend.  This article lists the most common types of prejudice. It usually starts with the mind, when someone does not understand another person and thinks that the person does not like him/her.I believe that these types of prejudices should be cleared and can be cleared. Should, as these prejudices usually end up in fights between different opinions of different things resulting in people getting hurt. It also make things diffcult as people with prejudices against one another are not able work well with one another due to the wall between them. Can, because that these prejudices do not just appear over a night and to do this, the reason for the prejudice have to be found of which some of them is featured in this article. For example, people who are against homosexuality and people with disability. I think that these people have no reason to be hated. All of them are humans, just like us, just a little different. Is there really a need to draw a line so clear between the two sides?  We can look at these things from a different view point. For example, homosexuality, people who engage in this are also humans, it does not mean that because that they show affection towards people of the same gender that we hate them or harm them in any way. It is just like one that show affection to the opposite gender. Also, another example is disability, people categorised under this may be weaker and less controlled than we are. However, ultimately they still have to live the same way we do and are eventually definitely the same way as we are now. So, I believe we should just treat them equally, have more patient towards them and not denying access to things like education, listed in the article that we have.

 

What i wonder:

 

- Have people tried to think hard enough what really make them hate people of this particular group? Does it stem from influence or other things?

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