Anna Neena George
‘We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life: we have added years to life, not life to years. We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.’ – George Carlin
Have you noticed that these days there are few risk takers? People think twice before taking a risk. They ask, ‘what do I gain from this?’, ‘Is it danger free?,’ ‘Is there a safer way of doing this?,’ ‘Is there a guarantee of getting a good grade or job?’ There are more competitions and reality shows than ever before but very thin tolerance to rejection and failure. Naked curiosity is put to shame by the information overflow. Respect and honour belong to an older generation and patience, sincerity, and hard work are now passe. Every day, our emotional actions and reactions affect every aspect of who we are and how we live. Having control over our emotions enables us to pursue and achieve our goals. Do we realise that we are fuelling a self-destructive system of human society? We have the wherewithal to create a better society but are we using our skills and technology to do so?
The author is reader, GVM College of Education, Goa. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.