Thursday, October 1, 2009

Attack!

So here i am. Writing a post. And i have no idea what to write about. Absolutely nothing. Not even ideas like writing about the colour of my socks.
Speaking of socks, my kittens' paws make them look like they're wearing socks.
Yes, i got kittens! (Yes, my post is going to be about my kittens! xD)
They're a month old. Mum found them when they were only a few days old! Our phoolwali told us that their mother had abandoned them and since then, she had been looking after them.
Simba's fur is grey and he looks like a tiger, somewhat. Pebbles is a white, royal, delicate-looking princess.
I have been a very anti-cat person since forever. Now i find myself petting every clean cat I see. It is absolutely weird. I never used to think of cats as graceful or royal or elegant. I used to think of them as catty. Mean. I still know they are. But i want to like them til they prove it to me.
Enough about cats.

Let's talk about poverty and population. Yes. People who take enough interest in politics to find out who won the election before their parents/relatives/people around them started talking about it should have something to say after reading this.

Eradication of poverty. I haven't thought this through, so SOMEbody might prove me wrong. Or not. it's a matter of opinion.
Most of mankind wants happiness and success/satisfaction. Most of it seems to think world peace is what will make give them happiness/success/satisfaction. So problems such as scarcity of resources, water, energy etc, crime, population, illiteracy and all are obstacles in the path to world peace.
My opinion is:
1. Very cruel
2. That people should do what they want how they want to. But only if you want to live life free of dependence on anything but nature and your ecosystem. Basically, if you want to live like Tarzan. Before he went to the city or whatever.
3. If you want to use the resources like those of a dwelling which has been recognised by a mass of people that pretend to rule over it, make the resources YOURSELF or follow the rules set by that mass of people (some places call it a government)
4. NEVER bother other people, unless they bother you. You give what you get. Not always. Only if you want to. It is wrong to expect people to give you anything positive. It is smart to expect people to give you negative.
Let me illustrate with an example.

Lets say person #27 decides to live like Tarzan(not the character, look at no.2!). Lets say many people have chosen to live like Tarzan.
Lets say person #6 decides to give #27 a bar of chocolate. #27 eats the bar of chocolate and enjoys it. And forgets about it. She realises that #6 has stolen her ostrich egg!
This entitles #27 to go and steal #6's peanut sack (assuming a peanut sack is as valuable to #6 as the ostrich egg is to #27).
Here, #27 should have expected danger from #6. And #6 should have expected no mercy from #27, because the bar of chocolate means NOTHING in this set-up. Only harm is recognized. Harm should be expected. If harmed, you are allowed to seek revenge. And if you don't, you cannot expect the harmer to feel any guilt.
Get it?

My other opinion is:
If world peace really IS the way, then out of all the problems like scarcity of resources, water, energy etc, crime, population, illiteracy, deterioration of the environment and all, population is the biggest one.
Everything revolves around population. If the population comes under control, every other problem will be much easier to solve. Because
1. There will be lesser people claiming the world's resources.
2. There will be lesser people polluting the earth.
3. Poverty will decrease.
4. Illiteracy will decrease.
5. And all.

And how do control the suffocatingly ever-multiplying population?
By controlling/eradicating poverty.
If you look at the problem objectively, you will agree that the best way to do this is by, ahem, removing all the poor. From the face of the earth. Something like the Nazis. I said if you look at it objectively!
I'm not saying KILL all the poor, but that if they're dying, LET them!
A lot of the poor don't show an interest in what we call development, i.e education, equal rights, proper economic status. This may be because they don't know the value of these things. So what they don't know can't tempt them, right?
What i'm saying is, there is no point wasting the country's resources on people who aren't going to be able to use them. If the poor want help, they should ask for it. It is wrong for the government to go around chasing them and teaching them the importance of education etc.
We all know that the poor NEED education to protect them from problems like constant indebtedness and all.
But the population increases because of the poor. They end up having many children and adding to the problem. Then they need even more resources and then those children end up being the reason for the hole in the Ozone layer getting a few millimetres bigger. I'm not saying don't help the poor. I'm saying help only those who can benefit and lead a HAPPY life because of the help given. People who cannot be helped shouldn't be helped, if there is someone who can benefit better from the same support.
Anyway. I will come back and edit this later. Maggi beckons. Au revoir!

I'm back! Many weeks later, but I'm back!

So.
I was saying that people who can really benefit and be happy because of the support given to them should be helped and not those who are so desperately unhappy and helpless that the same support will just give them slightly lesser problems, but still leave them unhappy.
See, if we find a way to eradicate/control the poor, there will be only the middle class and the rich left in the country, and they can share all the resources and live happily ever after. if the population has to increase, let the upper classes' population increase. That way they can provide for all children and be happy, because at the most, their wealth will decrease and become that of the middle class or slightly poor, but at least it'll be manageable! And besides, the upper classes (mostly) are smart enough to know what a catastrophe a huge increase in population can cause, and to protect what they have, they will make wise decisions. Even if some idiots manage to make mistakes, it won't cause much harm. No?

Everyone HAS to die eventually. A lot of the poor die young, and while they're alive, their lives aren't very happy. If they're happy being poor, then there's no point trying to help them. Those who are UNhappy, shouldn't be helped and should be allowed diminish and disappear. Yes?

It may be unethical and all, but if ONE move can help build a better, happy future for the survivors, why let ethics stop it?
If one little lie can give courage and strength for someone to grow, it is the right thing to do.
Similarly, if one act (of eradicating poverty like THAT) can help build a happier, better future for the people of two centuries (or so) later, why don't we let it happen?

Oui?

Comments (even if they disprove the effectiveness of my idea) are welcome :D




5 comments:

  1. hmm... wondering where to start as this idea is wrong on so many different levels.
    A) you cannot be a nazi in this age and hide behind ifs and buts.
    B) So what they don't know can't tempt them, right?- so wht you dont know cant tempt you right?
    wrong. you hear about things, you see things. just because ppl dont really show interest in things doesnt mean they are not awaare of it or dont desire it. you cant want something but not hv the will, resources to achieve it.
    you know wht 95% in your boards is gonna get you, its not like youre not aware of it.you would even like that ease that it brings to the admission process, but you wont do anything about it. why?
    too much work.
    thats how the poor think.
    begging is easier than working,playing on the streets is easier than going to school, etc etc.

    that doesnt mean they dont want the results of all this.
    noone becomes literate just for the heck of it,
    ppl use literacy as a path to their destination. these ppl choose a different path.

    you can say that the poor need to be controlled, you cant say they need to be eradicated. and if you say the if they are dying then let them, you are turning the wheels back on society and turning it back into a jungle.
    even animals hv an instict about saving lives, and as humans that instinct is supposed to be stronger. so if you can subscribe to this idea you can see for yourself wht this makes you.

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  2. not funny, not cool, definitely wrong.

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  3. Wrong yes, uncool no, uninteresting no... I am glad you are actually thinking of a solution! No matter how crazy the idea, you have a great future if you start writing more often and in some kinda professional set-up... so put on that nirvana wala journalist kurta of yours and keep blogging!

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  4. Hi
    Your blog contains so much that I have to read as I write a reply.
    1) Lets start with your being a anti cat person. I was anti this and anti that at various stages in my life. I had found that my feelings were based not on reality but on perception and I found thaqt perception is the BIGGEST confuser. it does not allow you to have a life. It is only when you know something well, that you can even think you know a little to be able to form an opinion, and even then, beware, your thoughts WILL change tomorrow cause youw ill know more tomorrow, than what you do now. I am amazed at how FINAL my thoughts and beliefs were in the past and now .....

    I have read the balance of your post and it is sooooooooooooooooo stupid and so full of assumptions. Assumption no 1) That population is the cause of problems. Huh???? Let the population of the world be five and even then someone will desire what the other has, someone will do something evil cause , GOD , forwhatever strange reason , has given all these qualities to man. An animal does not kill for fun, an animal does not hoard except in valid situations (like storing things for winter) , animals remain faithful, animals dont bitch, the list can go on and on, but mankind is devious, never satisfied, so on and so forth, so the asumption that if there were only 'rich contented people' with 'enough for all' , all evil would vanish is pure bullshit.
    If at all there is some sanity on earth, it comes from the poor. They share what they have, they just want to live, they are not looking to own more every day. They dont get ulcers wondering how to be a monopoly. They slog and slog and mutely accept what comes their way.
    And no one is poor by choice. You have a computer to play around with and time on your hands and u think its funny/hep to talk of letting people die. Do you knnow how many people die because of poverty. The only difference between you and them is nature. Someone determined where you are born and THAT has made the difference between them and you.
    You need a person to wash your own clothes and you talk of living like tarzan.

    This is NOT a topic for light hearted banter, grabbing attention or even time pass. I agree 100% with what Devika says.
    Take NOTHING for granted. Here today, there tomorrow, do what you can to avoid ti, does not mean it will not happen, but the biggest criminals are those who waste the opportunities given to them, denied to others.

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  5. Look at it objectively! This is only about the economic and resource related problems, not personal ones. Most problems revolve around economy and resources!
    Will reply properly tomorrow.

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