It seems like the smarter ones are always trying to get out of the rat race.
I was recently reading a forum. Someone asked if they should drop out of school at a college level.
One responder advised “no”. He said it was a rat race out there and dropping out meet being behind her peers.
Such is the Singapore culture I suppose.
My advice was that while there is a rat race going on, there is no point racing around the maze aimlessly with the pack.
Rather stop, get refocused on what you truly want, then race towards that goal in mind.
When you are keeping up with the pack it is hard to also keep an eye out for opportunity.