Friday, December 15, 2006

Thoughts of the day!!

Hey everyone!! Okay, this is just a random post so don’t expect too much. I haven’t written anything specific but I have just put down a few of thoughts that crossed my mind and well a few that I “stumbled” upon across while Yahoo!ing….Feel free to add some of your own.

1. I plan on living forever. So far, so good

2. Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

3. Love is grand; divorce is several hundred grand.

4. Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

5. An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is

6. In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

7. Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

8. Age doesn't always bring wisdom, sometimes age comes alone.

9. You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

10. A lie stands on one leg, truth on two.

11. Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death.

12. God gives and forgives. Man gets and forgets.

13. Haveyou ever noticed how nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it?

Well….I hope this wasn’t too down in the dumps :P
Something better next time. Promise.

PS- Again, all the comments are welcome along with constructive criticism!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Betrayed Trust

I was horribly shocked when I turned on the new this morning. It was really a documentary by BBC… Hats off to them for carrying out such an investigation. I have tried and summed it up for you…

A BBC investigation has found Children have been subjected to rape and prostitution by United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia. Again, United Nations peacekeepers. Girls have told of regular encounters with soldiers where sex is demanded in return for food or money. The assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations acknowledges that sexual abuse is widespread.

In Haiti, a street girl as young as 11 had reported sexual abuse by peacekeepers outside the gates of the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince.

A 14-year-old described her abduction and rape inside a UN naval base in the country two years ago. Despite detailed medical and circumstantial evidence, the allegation was dismissed by the UN for lack of evidence - and the alleged attacker returned to his home country. In Liberia, meanwhile, a 15-year-old said she had been attacked by a UN officer on 15 November.

Peace workers who sent to places, to help the population and make their lives easier in turn betray them. The lives of those young children our scarred for ever, just because they trusted a humanitarian worker. I think it’s absolutely disgusting, pathetic and spiteful to even have such workers working in an organization like the UN.

Who are these citizens supposed to trust? After gaining knowledge on such incidents I wouldn’t want to, would you?

PS- Please keep the comments going, I would like to know your views on this issue.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Opening and closing doors

I know many people believe in fortune-tellers and horoscopes but if all this were actually true, would there be any fun in leading your life knowing what’s going to happen next?

The mystery keeps us going. Every moment is uncertain, you never know what’s going to happen next…It’s like opening door after , after door not knowing what kind of circumstances are going to embrace you.

Each door leads us to another and on the way we pull together experiences of love, pain and joy which becomes a part of our being. Sometimes there are times when we are faced with a number of choices, a choice to open many doors. Again, we have to make the choice not knowing where it is going lead us.

At times we regrettably close doors…distant ourselves from opportunities or save ourselves from unknown dangers but then again if we all knew what was going to happen then everybody would lead perfect lives. The anticipation and anxiousness for something new to happen would just fade away and evaporate… After thinking about this I wonder why people believe fortune-tellers, do our lives follow the stars? Or is it just a way covering our insecurities?

Opening the right doors and closing the wrong ones is in your hands. After all, Life is about opening and closing doors.