What’s The Point?

Sometimes, I think I’m becoming more and more cynical in life. 

Every where I see, there are only more examples of “all-talk-no-action”.  On TV, I catch a segment of a talk show featuring a heated debate among some citizens and some politicians.  I can’t help but wonder, what’s the point?  Tomorrow it will all be forgotten, and nothing good will come of it.  In a group discussion, I overhear people cribbing about the pathetic state of affairs and blaming the government for all their ills.  And I think to myself, what’s the point?  No one will take the time out to do any thing about it.  All they want to do is let out some steam, find someone to blame, and go right back to their jobs and their parties…

It’s not just others.  After all, what have I done that’s so different from them?  This blog?  Is that really going to make a difference?

And then, I am reminded of the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. :

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

I’d like to believe that that must count for something.  Maybe, some day, I will be able to put these words – these feelings – to constructive use.

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  1. The silver lining in the cloud is that these talk shows are a shining example of a democratic exercise which allows people to dissect and debate issues that affect civil society. Such expressions of free speech are forbidden in societies under tyrannical control.The spark for action could well be an articulation of the problem.

  2. “All that is necessary for the trimph of evil is, for to good men to do nothing”9/11 Farenheit ascribed as a documentary to evict GWB from his burgundy leather seat.With couple of nominations and plaques, U.S got its pretzel chocker back, – People talked, where are the good menCandle in the wind sung by Elton John for Norma Jean punctuates “You lived your life like the candle in the wind, n’er knowing whom to cling to when the rains set in”. He had to sing it again to the Queen of Hearts. Marylin and Diana are lonely so are many a million, For whom will he sing next ? – People talked, where are the good menHarangue of Herr Hitler, came to rest with annihilation of millions of souls and not before the war. – People talked, where where the good men thenToday Palestine talks, so does Mandarin, we explode in our new papers and columns. Until one day. Countless soul will pique “Whats the point”- Where are the good men, Where are the good men

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