My friend Awang Goneng has got it absolutely right:
“.....we should teach our children again the value of literature, its disciplines and its propensity to give a deeper look into life, and love and everything that no scientist could dissect on a cold slab nor accountants calculate in a balance sheet.”
How many CEOs have I met in corporate Malaysia who are 2 dimensional accountants or scientists, with nothing to offer beyond their vocational skills? Too many.
This is the price we pay today, two dimensional technocrats who have no soul.
More here: http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Theimportanceoflanguageandspeech/Article/