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A life so fragile

A random thought that crossed my mind - lose a telephone exchange and you wouldn't be able to buy yourself any food. Yeah, come to think of it - no credit card, no internet and whamm!! Game over.

I love my technology - but this love has made me fragile. My personal ecosystem has become dependent on the flow of electrons to the extent that most of what I do (apart from the bodily functions) is electricity or internet dependent.

talk to my family / friends and stay connected to the world around mecheck for emailsearch for help find an addressread the newspaperbuy & read booksbuy petrolcook foodget the wife a gifttake photographsand the list goes on!!The end of what we call a normal life, will come. And it never knocks before entering.  So plan for it and strengthen your system.... that way you might just survive

Only time will tell

It's not always the easiest of things - getting a suitable reaction from nonchalant folks that is. Anna seems to have done that with familiar ease. Call him a phenomenon or whatever is synonymous with it. He has appealed to the collective mindset and there's an outrage that makes one believe the paradigm may shift. No doubt the nay Sayers are having a field day too. We are used to being skeptics and fear that good may one day come to pass. The government is behaving along predictable lines and is all set to make a martyr. The question is - are they prepared to handle the consequences. A question that only time will answer.

The viewing angle

What's a few years plus or minus when you consider a lifetime as a point of measurement. However, we are trained to think in terms of the here and now rather than adopt a big picture view. It's always the planet versus the galaxy argument here. I believe that it's vital to keep both - micro & macro vision in correct perspective when making a choice. Life is after all, a succession of choices viewed expertly in hindsight. Rearview vision is always 20/20. But we tend to go with tactical moves without demonstrating sufficient strategic intent. The successful ones tie one to the other. So you want to be a photographer. A famous one at that, making greens by the load. It wont happen overnight unless the tooth fairy drops by and feels generous. You got to work at it. I'm in the process working 6 days on the regular job and skipping about here and there landing myself an assignment every now and then.
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