Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sedated Minds

All of a sudden I have a feeling that people have complete disregard for consequences in their daily actions as if there is no tommorow. Is this the general feeling of people? Do people really think there is no tommorow or tommorow is not worth living for or they simply haven't thought about it? I think it is mass sedation of the human psychi, where information is analysed by others, work being flowlessly systemized in a way that all we are left to do is eat and sleep. I think we can apply the term "herd mentality" in the literall sense. What is so different about us and sheep? We function in the same way, we just live in different environments and have different capabilities. Bottom line, our actions day in and day out are similar in repetition as that of sheep. Our dissasociation of our selves and the greater "cause" of living made our goals in life limited to a 24 hours window. It is really great to be too selfish, because becoming too selfish means we will think of all consequences before we commit to anything. This does not mean sealing off everybody else, it means heloing others as much as possible, because only then does it pay back. Being too selfish does not mean an instant reward is waiting. A philanthropist is too selfish even though he / she give away a good sum of their money. I really question the motive behind Warren Buffets massive contribution. Does he really beleive in doing good? or ultimately he is thinking of heaven as he approaches death? If people do good deeds for no reward, then why is there such a concept of heaven? Humans are selfish, it is those clever ones that channel their selfishness in ways that are perceived by others as great actions of kindness. When cash is todays ultimate reward, how do people measure thier goals in life? The rise of comsumerism means that rewards doesnt have to be later in your life when you have saved enough nor does it happen in the afterlife, but today. The less need there is for us to chart out our future, the more enclosed we feel and the more channels we seek to let out or ethereal boredom.

Recipe of the Day:

Green Olive Tapenade with Tunisian Harissa, Walnuts, Sundried Tomatoes and Raisins

1 cup pitted green olives
1 tbs harissa
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1 tbs raisins
1/2 cup olive oil

Put all ingredients in food processor on high until pureed.

Serve best on garlic olive oil brushed toasted ciabatta bread.


Blogger Fuzzy said...

im out of Prozac hehe

Love the Recipe, makes a nice Tapa

good to see someone with a passion for Food n cookin
Loved the Blog

7/22/2006 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger D said...

where's the picture?

7/24/2006 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people do good deeds for no reward, then why is there such a concept of heaven?

Loved it.

7/26/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger iDip said...

the question that fayoora quoted is the one I want to talk about.

I think that there are some people who do good things, not just for a divine (heaven) or a material (money) reward, but for a mental one.... satisfaction with themselves, and that's selfish in a way or another (back to square one).

So I totally agree with you that selfishness is not always bad, actually it's good if "implemented" in the right way.

Bottom Line: benefit yourself without causing harm to others.

7/27/2006 03:53:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

Fuzzy: thanks for visiting, and I'm sure if time permits u will see more :)

d-teebs: you means pics of the recipe? well i'll try my best to have some next time.

fayoora: thanks :)

idip: I agree :)

7/29/2006 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger da Angel wears Escada said...

Ayn Rand didn't write the book, "The Virtue of Selfishness," without good reason.

8/27/2006 07:08:00 AM  

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