“It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.”
- Hugo Black.
As we run after academic degrees, we run out of moral values.
As we indulge in ten different activities, our focus becomes distorted.
As our aims grow loftier, our tempers grow shorter.
As we make more money, our desires grow bigger.
As our cars get fancier, the pavements get smaller
As our streets grow wider, our perspectives get narrower.
As our houses get bigger, people in it become fewer.
As technology advances, humanity regresses.
As we make so much noise, we cannot appreciate silence.
As we speak a lot more, we tend to listen very little.
As we eat out a lot more, we bid adieu to the good old art of cooking.
As we watch TV at dinnertime, we forget to thank God for the meals.
As we waste so much food, we don’t realize millions out there are starving.
As we are always rushing in and out, we have forgotten how to relax.
As we are no longer patient, we resort to paying bribe.
As we are ever willing to pay bribe, we are letting corruption flourish.
As the level of corruption increases, we blame it on the government.
As we play the blame game, all our responsibilities are forgotten.
As we spend so recklessly, we forget to save for a rainy day.
As we face a rainy day, we begin to envy others around us.
As we smoke so much, we put the health of others at risk.
As we cut down so many trees, we begin to live in a concrete jungle.
As greenery is fast disappearing, we blame it on the metro.
As we are glued to our cell phones, the world around us becomes a non-entity.
As we take pride in our fancy iPods, we forget to listen to the chirping of birds
As we are almost becoming robots, we are being less and less humane
As we worry a lot about tomorrow, we forget to live today
As we take our lives for granted, we forget to cherish the smallest of mercies.
13/1/2011, 1 pm
Published in: Cooking