As you know, I love poetry. Here is a masterpiece from the ST Forum page.
Past 62: Ode to MM Lee
WITH a passion like his, it is never work but mere contribution to society.
With this approach to life, retirement never comes to the mind.
It simply does not exist in minds like these.
The only restrictions may be energy and vitality, which by being disciplined, he is blessed with more than most half his age.
So ageism is a failed fallacy in true glorious humanity.
To him, people at 62 have another 20 good years left to offer, at least, and he is absolutely right.
It takes happiness and empathy of a different kind to understand MM Lee's thoughts.
The attitude of giving makes one feel young, energetic and enthused all the time.
Would anyone want to have life any other way?
Long live MM Lee, our wise elders and opportunities in abundance for everyone in Singapore.
Alvin Chua Chuan Ann