Speaking at the Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Perspectives 2023, Mr Chan said everyone has the responsibility to pay it forward.
“We are all here not just because of our hard work and intelligence, but also because of the opportunities provided by our system and our predecessors,” he said. “As such, it is integral for the more successful, the more talented and the better endowed to take care of those with less,” he added.
Collaboration, not individualism
We cannot shield ourselves from competition.
The more successful we are as a country, the greater our risk of us seeing the world as we want it, rather than as it is, or to think that the Government can insulate us from the harsh realities of the world beyond Singapore.