13 May 2019
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Relatable. In sec sch, friends were wearing braces, carrying the trendiest bagpack, living in condo&landed etc. Seeing them just fuelled my drive to do better. I self motivate myself by consoling myself that unlike them, i can buy all these NICEITIES on my own w/o anybody's funding. That to me is a bigger flex than whatever my peers were carrying.
I hear you, coming from a lower income family background myself.
I found that it helped me - because when you have had days where parents are constantly arguing because there is no money/you need to pay for your own tertiary education yourself etc, it makes you more driven to want to do better for yourself.
Additionally, I was in a school where there were many children from elite families, and I could see for myself first-hand how the wealthy live. Everything from exhorbitant trips, to flying overseas just to get a haircut from a famous hairstylist in Europe, to purchasing the latest Hermes collection.
Here's my advice, coming from a place like that myself:
Loo Cheng Chuan
05 Mar 2019
Founder at 1M65 Movement
I came from a not so well to do income family. Father was a sole breadwinner of a family of 5, who w...
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