Here is a conversation I have experienced in recent days.
Person A: I don't believe we are going to pay so much to political leaders to run Singapore, and yet appear unwilling to put in the same level of resources to help the needy in Singapore. How to justify this?
Person B: There is no need to. First, the Prime Minister has taken a decision not to accept the increase to give him the moral authority to back it. More importantly, his team and him have a mandate from the people. And when people had the opportunity to put in some check and balance in Parliament, they felt there was no need to and gave the ruling class an overwhelming majority.
Person A: Well, I didn't get a chance to vote.
Person B: You have a choice still, you know.
Person A: What is that?
Person B: Singapore's leaders are where they are today because they had the support of individuals who were willing to put their money where their mouths are. Rather than complain or whine about things you cannot change, follow the example of the early supporters of the current leadership -- contribute your time and money to a political party who you think can bring the necessary check and balance in Parliament such that, by the next elections, the political party will have the financial muscle and other relevant resources to ensure you get to vote. Put your money where your mouth is!
Person A: [Stunned Silence.]
Some people just prefer to grumble irresponsibly. Such people deserve little respect. They will always blame others for the choices others make, and not exercise personal responsibility for the choices they can make.