The people behind the Singapore Kindness Movement conducted a survey and found that Singaporeans think themselves kinder and more gracious than their fellow citizens.

This was their third State of Graciousness Survey and the results, released on July 4, revealed that more than 40 per cent of the 1,404 respondents thought they were gracious, but only 15 percent felt the same of others – “an unhealthy level of self-centeredness and self-absorption.”

I am not surprised.

Many of us are quick to blame others but are blind to our own faults.

We think we are perfect.

“I’m the most sensitive, most caring and smartest person in the world; it’s the others who are insensitive, uncaring and stupid.”

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” – Matthew 7:3.

“Those who know they know not, become wise. Those who presume they know much, stay ignorant.”

Yes, “You-who-can-do-no-wrong” please take a look at yourself in the mirror and face some hard truths!

Perhaps now you’ll know why every time you felt you’ve been stabbed in the back, it’s your own fingerprints on the knife!

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