Throwing subsidies around isn't going to turn stupidity into intelligence. Building fancy toys like high-speed trains isn't going to turn superficiality into sensibility. Giving lip service to democracy while practising feudalism isn't exactly democratic development, either.
Individually we may be brilliant in so many ways. But collectively, we are dumb where our education suffers, superficial where our culture suffers and backward where our democracy suffers.
Ask which reform Thailand needs the most _ which disease requires a cure _ most urgently. The three most popular answers would be education, education and education. And the rest of the problems that Thailand faces are symptoms of this crippling disease.
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