- Courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board
Children are very honest and sincere to the point of being funny. In a recent survey conducted by staffing services company Adecco Singapore, several children, ages 7 to 14, revealed that if given the top position in the country, they would do the following things: give a “thank you” speech (of course), help others, upgrade computers in schools, ensure everyone enjoyed a solid education, find ways to reduce global warming, build more theme parks, open more peanut butter factories, save coral reefs, kill all insects, ensure everyone has a job, buy a super big white house and ban all exams. They sure don’t need to do exams once they’re the Prime Minister!
According to iStockAnalyst, these kids were asked five questions. When asked what job they coveted the most, they answered “being a lawyer”. Other top answers were: being a doctor, teaching at a school, joining the police force and becoming a Formula 1 driver. Some kids revealed that they wanted to be a food critic to earn “free food” or to earn $10 a month as a dancer. One really cool answer was that of a child who wanted to be deep space researcher. The kid said that working in space was the best because there are no limits there.
In 2010, kids are looking forward to watching the Youth Olympic Games, doing better in school, canoeing on a cyber lake, keeping their families together and living their lives. Now, what do they mean by the last one?
When asked to choose between money and family, the kids’ answer revealed that they’re not as materialistic as we think they are. A whooping ninety-three percent chose to be with their family rather than earning lots of money. For them, family comes first.