The year 2020 did not only put pause to the-world-as-we-knew-it but it also put a pause to my writing. Not that anybody reads what I write but lack of audience has never deterred me earlier… after all, I specialize in writing books that no one buys!
I stopped making resolutions many years ago, when I first read this Calvin & Hobbes strip. It dawned on me then, that I am wasting my efforts to improve myself as perfection cannot be improved. The world may disagree but, then, the world has a lot of catching up to do anyways.
What a year 2020 has been and, if we extend the timeline to Jan 20th, 2021; it will be true to the aphorism that ‘hindsight is 2020’. The irony is that we will still not learn from it.
I wrote in my earlier blog about natural laws, and I think we should now start documenting some fundamental laws that govern the homo sapiens. I am and will continue to be a big believer in advancement of technology that improves our lives. I used to think that this advancement also results in maturing of the human race, but I got it all wrong.
Psychologically speaking, we are still what we were thousands, or maybe millions, of years ago. Our behavior today appears no different from what we read in our history and scriptures. We are as greedy, lustful, power hungry, suspicious, judgmental, oppressive, fanatic, divisive… as the past civilizations we look down upon.
Our technologies have improved, but we have not. Our thoughts, emotions and actions are still controlled by what is and happens around us. The universe tried to jolt us from our slumber by giving us wake-up call, but we seem to have hit the snooze button again.
Happy New Year fellas… let’s make this year as bad on our planet and our fellow humans as bad as the mother nature made 2020 for us! Consider this as call to action