What was used 100 years ago should be used now because no one question it?
As educational value and experiences increases in life among the younger generation…Do you guys think National Service should be mandatory?
A Financial Example
Average working fresh graduate will have a monthly salary of $1,600 [After CPF] and a NS man is about $580.
Fresh graduate spends $20 a day, 1 week – $140, 1 month – $560 | Net $1,040
NS man, $40 each weekend (Nights out not included), 1 month – $160 | Net $420
I will not go into details if he becomes a officer or sergeant, as the fresh graduate can also be having promotions, AWS, performance bonus or a job jump.
Fresh graduate will have $22,880 + 1600 (With 1 month bonus) = $24,480 in 22 months
Ns Man will have $1680 + $14,580 (after posting out – number is taken from a friend) = $16,260
Thats a difference of $8k, which is actually a very super conservative difference between the two.
A Value Example
Legend once said that NS is where your child will become a true man, in which he will learn to be responsible, disciplined adult and to finally grow some b@ll*s.
The average age of Ns man is at 18-28 , The average age of a corporate workforce is at 24-56.
“You’re the average of your 5 closest friend you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn
I believe individuals will gain more in terms of value in a corporate workforce than in National Service. E.G – Conversation had with my past colleagues – are about life, how to think financially, how to improve on myself, why does this industry fit me, office politics (of course) and how to manage relationship with others.
Do individuals really learn ALOT in army? or it had created a mindset that to ” make the best out of it as you have no choice “..
Opportunity and Sunk cost teaches us that, time wasted can never be gain back for something more meaningful
How you do anything is not how you do everything….. would u put in more effort in sweeping the floor than playing games/watch tv? What u value doing the least will have lesser effort being put inside as compared to what u value doing the most.
So why do everyone (Parents, friend) said that army is a good thing ?? Social influence and irrational justification?…. hmmm…
What do you guys think?