Imagine when the only life form that exists is you.
No other life forms for light years. none in the universe
Life has ceased to exist and never will.
Nothing to live for
Nothing to die for.
Nobody to hate
Nobody to care about
Nothing to do but wander the wilderness
There would be nothing in the bucket list
Perhaps it is bliss
But perhaps in their absence, do we understand the significance of others.
It is thanks to them that we make progress, celebrating successes and failures together
It is only when we collaborate with love and peace and are compassionate i.e share the sufferings do we progress.
It is the only thing to work for, it is the reason to exist. It is the one of the biggest reasons we have continued exist.
It is the only reason we made great strides.
We humans are in pursuit knowledge, but many of us trying do without reason or just for purely self satisfaction. None of those reasons are wrong, but they defeat the purpose of attaining knowledge. Knowledge can only make impact if its shared.
Once we realize the only reason to live, learn is for others.
Once one realizes that it is out of compassion that we exist, learn and make progess, he/she has transformed and escaped the pointless rat race. It is then, that one only values, compassion. It is then that social status, money has no significance. It is then that jealousy ends. The only greed and hunger is to learn and do more.
As Martin luther king rightly said-
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
Fortunately, i learnt this lesson unconsciously as a neighbour of mother teresa. I met her when i was 3
Are nuns, monks jealous of each other? Nope, the only thing they care about is others.
Their only greed or hunger is to learn and do more for others.
My small pep talk on appropriate technology.
Appropriate technology is being mindful of what we're doing and aware of the consequences. Appropriate technology works from the bottom up; it is not an overlay to the situation; it is a genuine grassroots solution to economic needs. In the Industrial World small businesses account for more technological advances in their areas of expertise than government supported researchers or research departments in massive corporations. Third World craftspeople, farmers and other villagers invent, create, and contribute to the technological process of their area much more than outside "experts" do.The idea of appropriate technology is that local people, struggling on a daily basis with their needs, understand those needs better than anyone and can therefore suggest or in fact, invent the technological innovations necessary to meet those needs. Not only that, local people can prioritize solutions to save precious funding and labor. Planners and those who want to help others grapple with food and energy problems are wise to include local people in the early stages of project vision. The result is consistency in the carry-through of the work by locals and continued maintenance and interest in the well-being of the project over the long haul.
While grassroots activity is vital in developing appropriate technology, a larger view is definitely called for in understanding how organizations can combine funds and human resources to develop and market technologies. Communication among international aid agencies can greatly enhance efficient use of funds for appropriate technology and a reduction of the "reinventing the wheel" syndrome.
The definition of "Appropriate Technology" changes with each situation. It's not appropriate to install solar modules in a place with very little sun, a wind generator in a place with little or no wind. What's appropriate in a large urban location is very different from what's appropriate in a remote, isolated environment. One quality that remains the same, however, is taking care of things. In each situaton, the essence of AT remains appreciating, helping, caring. Planned obsolescence, throw-away products, poor quality all go against intelligent decision-making and the true spirit of appropriate technology.
- Steve Troy, Jade Mountain Inc.
The only thing to live for is others
the only thing to care for is others
the only thing to aim for is infinity
the only thing to be is compassionate
the only thing to yearn for is knowledge
the only thing to cherish is love
the only thing to chase is knowledge
the only thing to appreciate is life
the only thing to be passionate about is learning
the only thing to love is life
the only thing to fight for?
I'm a thinker, dreamer, doer and a strong follower of stoicism. I have a passion to learn and apply that to make the world a better place.