Happiness and Singaporeans
Anonymous raised an interesting point in an earlier post about the cats scratching cars and leaving fur on the cars. He said that people with a lot less seem happier than Singaporeans. I am sure most people have read that Singaporeans scored very low on the happiness score - the lowest in Asia, and pretty dismally in the world as a whole.
It makes sense - if for example, a cat leaving FUR on your car makes you so unhappy that you send numerous emails to authorities or the lizards mating near a light throws you into fits of wanting to discipline them, you can't be a very happy person can you? Either these people have nothing else better to do, or they are upset by the slightest thing - or maybe both. If you are sitting there steaming because a cat sat on your car for a bit of warmth and left some fur on your car, then I'd hate to see what else makes you unhappy because that would pretty much cover everything.
It's a case of letting material things dictate our happiness. Like the person whose flat or condo is 'diminished' in price in his view because there are cats sitting in the compound and the person who is upset because the cat sat on their car. At the end of the day, even if there was a scratch, it's just a scratch and it's just a car - as a friend of mine said, people are dying in in Lebanon, and THIS is what makes you upset?