i think "feeling contented" in singapore is often being looked down by ppl.. i have a group of friends who dont believe in being contented.. somehow, that phrase makes them feel like they refuse to strive.. settle for less... no motivation.. basically good for nothing..
whenever me and my friends hit with that topic.. its just so hard to get thru that topic of being contented/how much is enuff/$$$.. For kids example: there they will be saying "if i cant provide the BEST for my kid, im not going to give birth!!".. then i ask them "what is BEST? bank got 50k? 100k? 200k?".. but none of them can reply me.. then keep telling me news report a kid nowadays will cost the parents 500k.. so how can it be "not the best?" who can really earn 500k a lifetime, else, how many 500k can you earn to support children?
But basically the whole clique is in the "BEST BEST" mode , so me this poor (literally no $$) girl just shut up and ignore.. haha.. happy you mention the term "be contented".. i think so many ppl has already forgotten what's that already.. everyday just chasing chasing money.. and forgot that they actually have a lot of things... and also.. Being humble..