Well in Latin this translates as I think therefore I’ am. Well why didn’t then I put this English translation as the title. Well simplicity is something that my wannabe writer mind is finding difficult to comprehend.
Whenever you perform any action, it is natural to think about it first. Hence a lot of importance and credibility is given to the thought. We are trained from childhood to improve our cognitive reasoning. Eventually as adults we put those years of training of our mental faculties into action.
Hence what you think makes you what you are. Well on the flipside as so much of importance is being given to thought, man the quintessentially lazy creature begins to think that thought alone is enough. Take for example our leaders. Whenever there is a crisis our opposition leader scream through their tender throats stating the problem.
There are power cuts, food inadequacy, corruption and scandals scream their mouthpieces in various interviews and rallies. Well do they provide any solution, well mostly no. They just happen to pounce on the misery of people and use it to their advantage. If they had a solution other than Vote for change (Time to change this motto as it seems parliament has been involved in vote for money (change)).
Unpardonable sense of humor, you say? Well I agree. Moving on…
Whenever there is disaster in some part of the world, we see people looking at it and saying “Well we will pray for you”. Being agnostic and happening to have uncharitable views about organized religion and piety towards deity, I beg to differ.
I wanted to make a poster in my office which read “Don’t just pray, pay for Japan”. It was scorned upon and was about to become a debatable topic. Some said a prayer is the most powerful thing in the world blah blah blah… And this seemed to be the generic trend. Even in times of crisis people seem to be more obsessed with things that don’t have a pragmatic impact like prayer, kind words and burning candles etc…
Sure kind words do heal a sullen heart and compassion does feel comforting. Shouldn’t we do something about it? What good is hope if it is not backed up by deeds? But words, ideas and thoughts play more valuable role than action/deed itself. Politicians sell complaints not solutions like managers sell hard work and don’t back it up with increments.
Helping Hands are better than Praying Lips- Mother Teresa