I seldom talk about politics, but with the elections coming soon, I thought it would be interesting to note down how exactly people decide whom to vote for.
Below are my observations based on the social media.
Please let me know if I missed out any.
- The Loyal Guy
This guy is forever loyal to the party that he likes.
No matter what wrong the party does he will always find excuses.
No matter how good the other party is he will always find faults with them.
- The Hater
This guy hates a certain party so much, as though the party has done something very bad to him, that no matter who the other party is he will always vote for the other party.
- The Incumbent Supporter
This guy is afraid that if the opposition wins something “bad” will happen to Singapore and all the “good” that has been built up will be gone.
He will do his part to try to make the incumbent stay.
- The Opposition Supporter
This guy believes that the incumbent has been around for too long and they’ve become too complacent.
He feels that it’s time they learnt a lesson and it will do more “good” to have more opposition.
He will vote for the opposition no matter who the opposition is.
- The Wise Guy
This guy will scrutinise every single detail in each party’s manifesto, watch every single rally, check out every single information about each member in each party before deciding whom to vote.
He believes that he should vote for the party which has a concrete plan that will provide a better future for Singapore.
I understand that the above are extreme cases and most people’s decision making process would be a combination of the above.
However, it is also interesting to see how extreme some people can be in falling into one of the above types.
Note that I did not include those who can’t make up their mind and will throw a dice at the last minute or those who can’t be bothered and will just vote blindly on the actual day, as those people are not really making any decisions.
What I want to say is that before you make your decision, it may be better to think through one more time why you are making that decision.
And no matter which of the thought process above you belong too, just remember, every vote counts.