Balanced Society for Humans

Wise India By Wise India, 5th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Basic Faculties of Science, Arts and Religion together keep a human society in order. And the order is maintained by using the techniques of Medicine, Management or Meditation. Absence of any one dimension would make him/her Wild and Inhuman.

BALANCE should be the buzzword.

One morning, when I picked up the newspaper, at least two of the news items put me in dilemma. One seemed to be related directly to my immediate personal life, the other to the global future. No, they were not about choosing between terrorists and imperialists, liberal Islam or puritan Islam, communism and capitalism, Osama and Obama. Nor were they about the media’s favourite and ever-burning topic of Indo-pak conflicts. Both were on the front page. Both were more views than news. But neither had any conclusive end to shape up my opinion about the life and the world.
One of these informed: 93% of Mumbai’s population were deprived of sufficient sleep resulting in hypertension, diabetes, depression and personality disorders. The other news item accused the Developed nations of trying to derail the climate talks currently going on in Copenhagen. Mumbai people and the developed nations, both are educated, rich on their own rights and have got informed choices. But, why are they failing to stop the derailments of their futures, I thought helplessly. I am trying to overcome my helplessness through rational discussions and honest expression of my views on these topics in the following paragraph. Well…. I would not be moralist this time.

Though the former is about private life and the later, of public and global importance, we need to discuss both in parallel because private and public lives are no more isolated in this globalised and blogalised world. The Mumbai problem is certainly due to the chase for wealth at the cost of health and the Copenhagen issue is about confusion between the two extremes of Ecology and Economy. Actually, choosing out of two extremes has become our habit in private as well public lives: Extremes of family or career, unemployed or over-worked, inhuman or superman, total abstinence or indulgence, Nuclear bomb or Nuclear-free, fast-life or suicide, illiteracy or over-schooling, SUVs or bullock-carts, green technology or no technology, US or none and so on. We tend to choose one of the two and not in between. Hence, all the problems of depression, diseases, conflicts and chaos. The solution lies in striking a BALANCE between the extremes. Be a father of a family, head of any institution or a world leader, he/she should take some hard decisions to lead a BALANCED life for achieving the ultimate human objectives of health, happiness, peace and justice.

Wisdom would bring balance in life. The Wise mainly strives for Health, Harmony and Happiness through a holistic consideration of all the three Human Dimensions : Physical; Emotional & Spiritual. The Body, Mind and Spirit make up a sum called Human. Basic Faculties of Science, Arts and Religion together keep a human society in order. And the order is maintained by using the techniques of Medicine, Management or Meditation. Absence of any one dimension would make him/her Wild and Inhuman.

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Originally a villager from Indian side of Bengal...... Bengal side of Bihar and Bihar side of Nepal. this is my Geography :-)
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