Finding Opportunity Across the Globe

My first day in Singapore was a day that I couldn’t have ever imagined. Given an opportunity thanks to my brother who has been working in the city-state for several months now, I decided that I would take him up on his offer of coming for a visit. I didn’t know what to expect from Singapore – without a doubt, I imagine much of the world as a poorer place than the United States. It’s not like I mean to, it’s just how living here has altered my perception of things. Even told about FC maid that my brother had, I figured it was just a country full of individuals working for foreign companies.

Boy, was I wrong. Way wrong. When I touched down in an airport that would put most of America’s airports to shame, I realized that I was suddenly and incredibly wrong about everything that I had ever thought. Granted, I am young and I like to think that because of my age I am aware that I know so very little. Apparently that isn’t just enough to say it as the arrogance of my youth no doubt continues to impact the way that I am looking at the world!

I hope that this trip teaches me more about myself. I hope that I can finally confront the arrogance of my youth and transform it into something more meaningful. I need a lesson in life that is going to show me that America is not the only place in the world with its own power and financial capability. Even here where my brother has become a successful individual, there is opportunity to be found across the world and not just in the United States. It’s silly to think we’re the be-all and the end-all answer to all things.


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