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Comments dated 01-Dec-2018: If you have any dreams or goals, and some of the people around you detect that there's a chance (even only 1%) that you may surpass their parent/child/spouse/BFF/themselves, they will do everything to stop you. Whether overtly or covertly, by fair means or by foul, directly or via plausible deniability, face-to-face or through gullible proxies. [link]

Comments dated 12-Dec-2018: I sent out a written correspondence stating the difficulties I'm facing and "they" just did nothing. Their reply was amusing, which reduced the anger somewhat. "They" spoke like a true politician [link]. Anyway, you know how when you try something and fail, you may chance upon something new which was overlooked earlier? With some good fortune, I chanced upon a Power of Attorney template from the late 1700s. It is a United States template, which means it has to be edited to fit Singapore context [link]. There are always people who are fans of those who play victim (why?)... Instead of presenting my case of misfortune and playing victim, which I've been (mis?)led to believe I should do, I should simply play captain and issue out a POA to these blokes to do what I seek?

Comments dated 14-Dec-2018: I set out to write the POAs and ended up writing out something completely different...

Comments dated 17-Dec-2018: In the past, I've tried having a "goal" where the goal is to hope for a big Santa Claus reward at the end of the year. I had to endure anything and everything from Jan-Nov every year just to get said reward. Rinse and repeat every year. In the programming world, we call this an infinite loop. This year, I've decided to abandon all hopes for a Santa Claus present. When one abandons all hope for Santa's reward, one must identify a substitute reward to replace Santa's reward. It has become increasingly likely that winding up proceedings will commence...where a new Captain will be appointed. The Dutchman must have a Captain [link]. Cue the inevitable Full Faith and Credit hero speech...

You will listen to me. Listen! The Brethren will still be looking here to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons. They will hear the ring of our swords, and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs......and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen...hoist the colors. - Elizabeth Swann [link #1] [link #2]

One hundred years in servitude aboard the Dutchman. As a start.
-Davy Jones [link #1] [link #2]

What are they waiting for?
-Lieutenant Theodore Groves [link #1] [link #2]

Thank you for your contribution towards nation building.
-a group financial controller who shall remain unnamed :) [I PROTECT MY OWN PEOPLE. No links...]

And what would prompt such an act of charity?
-Davy Jones [link #1]
[link #2 link #3 released this 14th day of December 2018]

-Master Joshamee Gibbs [link #1] [link #2 released this 17th day of December 2018]

I use my credit card for my phone bill.
-a deputy chief financial officer who shall remain unnamed :) [link(s) to be released in ???]

Ready on the guns!
-William Turner Jr [link #1]
[Context #1 link #1 link #2 released this 12th day of December 2018]
[Context #2 links to be released in ???]

Important reads:
3 Ways To Stop Following The Crowd And Trust Yourself [link]
Why You Should Never Be Too Trusting And Blindly Follow Other People [link]