Politics is not the only thing that we should care about, but it's at the centre of any nation in this world.

I read, catch-up, follow local politics right, left, centre. Of course, it helps that I personally have been interested in the political scene since I was a teen. But it was not enough to just know, but to understand the rhetorics of the media, how propaganda works, and the intended message for readers.

But it's easy to operate based on emotions rather than information. We, or I, would much rather be inclined to something that I already know or belief in. Validation.

I'm surrounded with very different people with very different ideals and I'm okay with that. But what's terrifying is that as the days past I realised how many people out there who refuse to acknowledge the fact that the leaders of this country do screw up - be it the ruling government or the opposition - and would rather not talk about the elephant in the room and go on thinking happy thoughts. Perhaps it makes them feels better that way - I feel better not knowing but I can't.

They say, "What's the point of saying this out?"

The moment we start admitting our own mistakes and stop sweeping issues under the carpet, we'll get to where we want to be.

Are we ready to move forward as a nation?

Our forefathers struggled under colonisation. Today, we still struggle but almost similar but differently. At the end of the day, we're fighting against ideologies. Corruption is not okay at any level. It is not okay to keep quiet when you see injustice. Differences in opinions is not the end of the world.

I'm not asking us to ride on the high horse. I'm simply asking us to try to be better because we're capable of doing so.

My hope is that we can finally mature as a nation and choose to be grateful, because we've all been blessed in one way or another.