The Balance Is Palpably Missing
We live in a universe with rich manifestations of incredible equilibrium. The universe, the galaxies, the stars, the planets and their moons, all maintain a cosmic balance within and around themselves. Deeper into every being, protons, neutrons and electrons maintain a rhythmic harmony.
The cycle of life and death in itself is a classic balancing phenomenon so essential for the survival of our planet. From our bones to dust and our moon to the cosmos we witness, experience and live illustrations of astonishing balance. So, we should be the master balancers in our personal lives, in our society and our world.
But, are we? Have we been able to balance things that we control, manage, influence or deliver?
Food worth over $750 billion gets wasted a year on our planet. On the other hand, one out of every eight human beings is severely undernourished! Over five million children die every year for lack of proper food!
Over 40 million tonnes of food is wasted every year in the United States alone, a country where over 50 million people face hunger! Where is the balance?
The wealth held by the three richest men on earth is more than the GDP of countries like Iraq or Kazakhstan. Where is the balance?
From Seoul to New Delhi to Chicago…repulsive images of skyscrapers towering over pathetic shanties with half-naked children fighting over scant resources flashed by. Haven’t we bungled it somewhere big time?
More: Times of Oman