Valueless Lives

Recently, I had the opportunity to witness a motorcyclist and his pillion rider turn the corner at speed, skid and crash in front of my car. On the very same evening, I saw the aftermath of another accident where the unconscious motorcyclist was being carried off the road by members of the public with blood spewing out of his nose. The very next day, I had a motorcyclist and his pillion (both whom do not look like they are old enough to have a motorcycle license) cut into my lane immediately after showing their signal.

These three incidents, within 24 hours, got me thinking, how valueless some lives are. These lives are valueless because their owners themselves do not seem to act in a way which reflects their value.

It is quite common to see young children on motorcycles, without helmets, in the suburbs and quieter parts of the country. In such a situation, the only ones to blame for any accidents, are the parents of the children who allowed their kids to ride their motorcycles illegally. I do not understand how a child’s life could be worth so little to the parents.


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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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