My thought for today

Isn’t this a point to ponder?

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego.

-Jean Arp, artist and poet (1887-1948)


5 thoughts on “My thought for today

  1. Your observation reminds me of the oft-repeated observation:
    How can we fix the problems of the world?

    Does the world have a problem with us?
    Or do we have a problem?

  2. Hey Somik-san! A very very pertinent question indeed that you have raised. I’m not sure if the problems of the world CAN be fixed. But of course given the fact that we are supremely foolhardy humans, we will go on trying. For example, what were the flower children of the 60s thinking: make love not war! Did that solve any problems? Nah. (On the flip side, we did manage to increase the population of the world!) Did the technological revolution get us anywhere? Nah again. It created more problems than we can handle now. Stepping back a few centuries, did the industrial revolution solve problems? Nah nah again. Which brings me to one of my favourite observations: We never really get rid of our problems. We just exchange them for a new set. 🙂

    Coming to the second part of your comment. The world will always have a problem with individuals and vice a versa. And of course without the friction caused by individuals vs. soceity, we wouldn’t have progress.

  3. Nah..I haven’t read Vivekananda yet. Even though many people have recommended it. I will read it though.

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