Sharing my philosophical world

This week Melanie is asking some deep, thought provoking questions in SYW

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.

Few flowers from home in Lahore

Thanks Melanie for these thought provoking questions.

#Keepitalive

#SYW

29 thoughts on “Sharing my philosophical world

  1. It gets me that people are unwilling to intervene. Last year a guy was set upon at the end of our driveway. I was the only one who went down there and tried to stop the fight. Others were unwilling to get involved as they were afraid they’d get attacked. It didn’t even cross my mind

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  2. Thank you Sadje for Sharing Your World and its beauty with everyone! Those flowers are magnificent! I really enjoyed reading your answers, they show a person who is not afraid to stand up for good things. I knew this before of course, in your dedication to spreading light around, and chasing away darkness. You are truly beautiful inside and out! Have a blessed week! 🙂

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  3. Flowers are beautiful. I enjoyed all of your reflections, and especially enjoyed the answer to friends and speaking truth. I also value this in friend. I’m mostly interested in what’s not working. Helpful. Thanks for sharing, Sadje.

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