Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who was born Harry Lee Kuan Yew has no doubt inspired millions the world over by almost single-handedly dragging a third-world nation into one of the most developed nations on earth today. This economic miracle occurred in spite of its near total lack of natural resources which is the bedrock of the wealth of nations.
He passed on a month ago – March 23rd to be precise and is being mourned as I write this tribute to a man who I had never paid much attention to until his demise at the grand old age of 91.
What impressed me about this brilliant politician was that he seemed to be doing quite well in school until he was sent to another school to compete with 150 of the best brains in the world. This set back did not last very long; he eventually went on to Cambridge University where he studied Law and earned what has been described as ‘a rare double-distinction’. Lee Kuan Yew had the perfect combination of brains and brawn which saw him eventually rise to power to become Singapore’s Prime Minister.
If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I have a lot of respect for the rags to riches story; the man or woman who defies all the odds to make a life for themselves and those near and dear.
I hope that my stories have inspired you over the years to constantly strive for improvement in all areas of your life as I have tried to do. The journey called ‘life’ is not a smooth road and the road less travelled is even bumpier.
I hope to meet you in person someday when I hope to put a few real life programs together for like-minded folks. Programs geared towards self-actualisation as it is the bedrock our society needs for it to be a safe and happy place for us and for our children.