Random Ramblings

More than 50 million people across the US East Coast are about to face nature’s fury in another few hours. Subways, Schools, Offices, Stock Exchanges etc are now closed in what is supposed to be the busiest region in the US. The hurricane has virtually brought the entire US East Coast to a halt.

The scientific community thinks they know the reason (low pressure, high pressure and so on…) behind ferocious acts of nature like this one. The religious community thinks that everything that happens (including Sandy) in this universe is orchestrated by GOD and some of them think that GOD is punishing us this way for our misdeeds .

Whoever you might be and whatever you think it is important to know that even with all scientific advancements and improved technology there is very little (rather nothing) that humanity can control when it comes to nature. We just are able to predict certain (definitely not all) events that help us to be better prepared. Our life is a random event across the infinite evens that happened since the universe came into existence. There is no guarantee that if everything were to start from the beginning again, we (not just I or you but the entire humanity in itself) would come into being again. Life is short. Life is awesome. Be good, do good and enjoy life to the fullest…(:-)

To start with, I strongly believe that neither Capitalism nor Socialism are good in their purest form. A mixture of both is something that would work and help people of a country. The proportions of the mixture would depend on the specific situation of that country.

Of late, politicians across the world have been kind of turning people into lazy and unproductive masses. They count their achievements in terms of the number of freebies doled out to people during their days in power. There is an old saying that goes like “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Sometimes it is very important to give that fish in the short term. However, it is equally important, if not more, to ensure that people are taught how to fish.

While watching the US presidential debate yesterday, there was one statement from Romney that stuck in my mind and prompted me to write this. Romney quoted the increase in the number of Americans living on food stamps between 2008 and 2012 and said “I want to make sure we get people off food stamps, not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs”. Not that I endorse him or his thoughts or policies in general but I definitely LOVED this particular statement.