Thursday, July 3, 2008

Seize the day

Seize the day is a term that refers to 'Enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future'.

Today there was an opportunity for such a day as the Rain had stopped briefly and there was sunshine till evening in Mangalore. But we allowed Devil to seize the day. It was Bandh and with no Buses plying and shops closed, it was akin to a Ghost Town.

People in the corporate sectors would have worked from their Laptops or home systems with their phone buzzing off at regular intervals.
Businessmen would have transferred funds through RTGS, ECS etc or placed orders via electronic mode. Meetings would take place through the mode of video conferencing.
School Kids would be happy with a day off and would have played the entire day as if their wish had been fulfilled.

But what about the common man who works from nine to five and earns just enough to pay off his monthly bills; and the daily wage earners who looks for that 100 rupees note at the end of the day; and what about that old lady who comes from a distant place to sell the vegetables sitting in that market corner; and what about the shop on the pavement who stands all day irrespective of the weather to make that small amount of profit; These people are the real losers.

Is there a better way to protest ? Is there a better way to stand up and make people observe ? Yes, but unfortunately we don't have good leaders to guide. Read somewhere these golden lines "whats sad in a way is that the people that are the most giving, hardworking, and capable of making this world better, usually don't have the ego and ambition to be a leader."

Thats why all the chaos in the world and even Mother nature was mocking at us.

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