A Good Opinion contains excerpts of personal essays from my formative years growing up in Singapore and working in China. This creative non-fiction thesis explores issues such as how much value we should attach to people’s opinions. This inquiry necessitates the examination of such proxies as identity and success. The fact that most of us work hard in what we do is almost a given. However, not all hardworking people are regarded as successful. As such, this memoir thesis teases out the nuances of what makes a person successful in contemporary Singapore.