Most Malaysians are well informed (I assumed) with the increasing price of certain goods and services for the next coming years, petrol, sugar, house, toll, electricity just to name a few, and so without any doubt it will affect the living cost majority of the people (the rakyat) in the near future . I believe most of the people are taken aback by the announcements, and this we can see from the countless numbers of negative remarks been made in social networks, blogs, newspaper column, and interviews.
Few days back I have read an article from an interview with a well known motivational speaker in the country about how we should response to the current situation. In the article it says she encouraged people to look at the situation from a different perspective, instead of being carried away by our emotions. She mentioned that if we look at it negatively then the outcome will be negative, but if we look at it with positive mind then the outcome will also be positive. As usual, there are few comments from the readers who didn’t agree with her view. They claimed that, she didn’t know what are those people from the low and medium income group have to go through since she is a professional with a stable income.
I do agree with what the readers had commented, and at the same time I also agree with what she is trying to tell us to do. I think it is normal for people to react that way when their life and their family’s life are at risk. Yes, I was once like that too. What I recommend is, brothers and sisters, give yourself some time to calm down and think. You know when you are angry, so don’t make decisions when you are angry because you cannot reason well during that period of time.