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Meritocracy – Thank your Lucky Stars

Luck, cannot be scientifically quantified and is beyond our sphere of control. We are afraid of it, deny its existence, and downplay the importance of its influence to our lives. As the Mule ages, his intelligence shrank, but at the same time he gained much wisdom, that is, blame everything to luck. Need proofs? How […]

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Meritocracy – Thank the System

It probably is too early to tell, but the Mule thought Mathematics might not be the Chieftain’s strength. The Chieftain’s has demonstrated his mathematics skills here and here. Furthermore, out of the 3 core subjects, the Chieftain seems to have “problems” only in mathematics, that is, he made more mistakes in his math homework than […]

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Meritocracy – Thank Your Fortune

Education is a hot topic recently again, the Mule dug into his old archive¬†and found some articles that were not published, and here is one of the articles: The Chieftain told his Mule about a pair of twin girls in his class. Apparently, they do not hand up their home assignments most of the time. […]

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Meritocracy II – The Tortoise and the Hare

A couple of years ago, when Jie Jie was preparing for her ‘O’ Level, the Mule seeing how stressed she was, decided to share some of his misconceived wisdom. “Life is like running a marathon, and not a 100m sprint. When you see many dashing ahead of you, don’t despair, they might not have the […]

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Where are our Engineers?

There is another letter to the Straits Times forum today querying why companies thought foreign engineers are more qualified than local engineers and urged the universities & polytechnics to re-design the engineering courses to meet the industries’ demand. Sensitive topic. Let the Mule shares his distorted views on this topic besides *gasps* foreigners are cheaper. […]

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Meritocracy in History

Long long ago, in the ancient China, the Imperial Court would hold civil service examinations opened to all scholars in China regardless of one’s background. This was one big event, many had studied for years, gone through at least two¬† rounds of trials, bankrupted their families, just to attend the examination, because selected finalists would […]

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