From young, I was told that honesty is a good virtue. However, honesty can be a double edged sword. It cuts both ways - the party who listens and the party who says it.
However, I believe we have come to a point that honesty should be applied to many aspects of our life. From the way we conduct our political discourse, public governance, economic management, interethnic relations and others.
We should honestly ask ourselves if racial politics should continue in perpetual, if our current level of governance and policy formulation is going to make us a first world nation, if the politicians are going to continue to divide us according to racial lines, if there are Malaysians after 50 years of nationhood still feel like migrants in their own country, if our education system is able to create a world-class workforce, if we are not prepared for a diversity of opinions, if we cannot agree to disagree, if women are still to be treated as mere sex objects, if democracy is to be substituted by theocratic rule, if mediocrity is our way of life...?
Without such honesty, we will not be able to find the right solutions to our problems. Progress does not come with a deep sense of denial. Why live behind the veil of ignorance?
Why don't you join the force of honesty? Why not make honesty your virtue?
Speak up for yourself, for the next generation, for our beloved nation! It does come with a cost but it is worth paying.
Try it and let me hear from you.