FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Belief, Passion, Drive, Perseverance in "The Earthlings" Project
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS toapayohvets.com Case written: Dec 16, 2008
Thank you for your DVD "The Earthlings".
Belief You believe that you can change the world a
little by educating the young adults on animal treatment. You want
to organise a viewing of "The Earthlings" documentary
95-minute award winning film to educate young Singaporeans.
Passion Your passion for the prevention of animal
cruelty in domestic and wild animals cannot be faked. That means you have
to be brave enough to go on stage and give an introduction or speech on
your mission. Do you have stage fright? Join the toast-master's club
to practise public speaking to prepare yourself.
Drive You need to be proactive to do
the local animal activism scene, the players and do fundraising and
marketing. You need a team to sustain this operation when you go back to
Australia to continue your study.
Perseverance Can you focus to achieve your mission?
Failures and rejections will happen. Can you be single-minded and not be
distracted by other activities?
You need to execute your belief. Yours is a time-consuming project. You
propose 3 local bands to be at the documentary viewing to attract the
audience. How you execute this belief of yours will depend on your
knocking on doors and asking for help.
I suggest that you contact Cathay for
the use of the Picturehouse screen
to view such documentaries. No bands can be present inside this cinema,
unless they are in the foyer downstairs.
After listening to the band music, the guests go up to watch the movie?
You need a good business plan as you may lose money in this
animal welfare project. The documentary may be restricted to those above
18 years old and those not nauseated by the sight of blood and gore. The
scenes of animal cruelty and blood filmed secretly may
be too gory for gentle people and young children. Some may puke at the
sight of bloody scenes.
You will encounter criticism and complaints by some Singaporeans in the
press once you execute this "Earthlings Project". Can you take these
negative feedback? You can make a small difference to help the animals if
you have the belief that you can do it.
P.S. Alice is a young lady around 20
years old who is passionate about veterinary medicine and animals. She is
not present in the pictures in this article. Can she achieve her dream of
helping the animals?
Will she work hard to execute her "Earthlings" mission to educate
Singapore youths to be kind to all animals and thereby making a small
difference in the promoting the welfare of animals? After all, she has to
go overseas to continue her studies.
I know at least 3 ladies in Singapore who make a difference in this field
of animal activism. They are not nationally known as they do their work
quietly and sacrificing their free time. But they make a difference in
Singapore where materialism and consumerism predominate. Many youths have
But how many are prepared to focus, be easily de-motivated by others and
distracted by the pleasures of living and devote their spare time to make
their dreams come true?