I am at chennai now and u know its the showpiece of loopsided economic liberalisation.There is anarchy in the way Chennai operates.I dont know whether you are in what side of the political spectrum but reality will show you that poor in Chennai have no place out here.Glitering shopping malls,food courts,awefull traffic its just all about money honey.I was interacting with one of my friends about the way of life in Chennai,i was complaining about the way people take cars to places totally congested say Usman road where there is bridge under construction,he was totally shocked when i asked him to use public transport.I was remembered about a Emmanuel Khant’s thought “extract maximum pleasure from the earth with minimum pain to it and its inhabitants”.I came home feeling this city is for people belonging to people with money.The arrival of India the consumerist nation.
I got these questions bothering my sleep totally for some time:
“Is the money what i earn defines me and the way i spend it has any direct relation with my needs”
“Is my needs defined by my wishes then where come from these wishes originate am i just a prisoner of the society what the society defines as trend i go on consuming”
“How people become rich what generates inequality if its hardwork then the one who cleans up our ditches does mork work than a guy working for an MNC and he is more relevant in all sense.”
“Is life just a way to spend the money you earn,is this sustainable to this nation or to say the entire planet”
P.S:In kenya owing tremendous food scarcity a child was forced to eat what her mother vommited we are in an age of shortage should we not share the burden when consuming scarce resources.As people say Ignorance is bliss.