Friday, January 2, 2009


These days the inevitable subject of conversation seems to be the current economic situation (CES) . I can virtually count on my fingers the number of people I know who don't mourn the CES every time they speak (may their tribe grow ). I don't mean to say that there are no challenges . My point is that speaking about it incessantly in sombre , morbid tones is not going to alter the situation .

The events of 26/11 are a stark reminder of the unpredictability of life . Lives of so many families have been irrevocably and painfully altered . 26/11 is representative of the unexpected turns that life takes . A family affected by the loss of a loved one would not see the CES as the calamity that many make it out to be . The loss of a loved one , a loved one being diagnosed with a terminal illness - these are tragedies.

This is a deeply interconnected universe . Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not the connections exist . When a situation one labels as a challenge presents itself the solution does not lie in becoming inward focused . If anything it only serves to exacerbate and perpetuate the condition .

A worthy exercise this New Year would be pull out a notebook and list all the blessings one has ... And ways to share them with the inhabitants of the pale blue dot .

Go ahead. Make a (positive) difference EVERYDAY. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

friendships are anti-recessionary