strive to excel

My junior college senior ZQ wrote this on his Facebook wall today……

I think we should start rethinking how we describe the limitations and aspirations of our small nation. Some thoughts:

Previously: we are a small nation without any natural resources. Our only resource are our people and we have to survive.

Proposed: we are a small nation which does not rely on the export or monetization of natural resources. Consequently, our people built great companies, produced world class thinkers and intellectuals, honest managers and operators which the rest of world sought to work for and learn from.

We can only strive to excel, for “surviving” is really very 1960s.

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