flower-handout-singapore-kindness-group.jpg For over three decades, Singapore has quietly and tirelessly campaigned to upgrade their self-described third-world “spitting, gum-chewing” citizens to first-class citizens who “smile, speak good English…and perform spontaneous acts of kindness.”

This weekend, Singaporeans were handing out yellow daisies for free to symbolize their government’s latest campaign to improve the national character.

(Continue reading in the New York Times)


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