QUESTIONS This week is a philosophical (chewy) question week.
In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?
In my view, humanity should be above selfish goals. Instead of doing everything for us, ours, and our country, do something for everyone. Some people may not agree with me but even thinking of your own country ahead of the rest of the world seems selfish to me. This is one reason that global environmental controls could not be implemented effectively as people want to keep their jobs and money developing fossil fuels.
Saving the planet is an admirable goal. Peace in the world is another. Feeding everyone, so no one goes hungry is another. Vaccination against deadly diseases, so that others don’t get sick because of our irresponsible behavior.
Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?
When I was younger, I was hesitant to talk about my opinions for the fear of being ridiculed. Now I am very outspoken and vocal regarding my views. Maybe too much but I feel it is up to us to spread awareness.
In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?
Oh, in the last 60 years I think we have witnessed major changes in our way of living. Society has changed too with this lifestyle change. One thing that really stands out is the degeneration of moral values. When I was younger, people would speak out against anything wrong they saw happening around them. But gradually this has stopped. Now it is alright to mind your own business and bad manners to interfere. This has resulted in a downward trend in us as a moral society.
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
I have a couple of friends already like this. They will immediately point out if I’m doing something wrong or harmful to myself or others. In fact, I value this characteristic very much and that’s why I think they are sincere friends. I do the same for them.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Please feel free to share your moments of gratitude here. 🙂
Though I had a great visit to Lahore, it’s good to be back. The air quality in Lahore is pretty bad while in Islamabad, it is way better. No smog or for. A clear blue sky everyday.
Thanks Melanie for these thought provoking questions.