Climate change negotiations at Copenhagen and fight over a branch of a tree in India- a link

Sunday Morning (Dec. 13 2009), I was sipping black tea surfing over the headlines on Copenhagen meet when I overhear an altercation. Trying to peep through the trees onto the playground from my 2nd floor house, I managed to see 3 women fighting over who owns the branch of a tree that was ripped off a tree in my neighborhood to facilitate better street lights in the night.

What a contrast it was between what I was reading and what I saw. At Copenhagen- road to which took almost 2 decades- the divide between the developed and developing world seemed even more evident on who should bear the burden for global warming.

In developing countries like India, we as individuals have been made to use the resources to their fullest extent whether it’s sipping the last drop from a cola bottle or a glass of juice. We all remember the scolding from our parents on not completing the food on our plates. This seems quite unlikely in case of developed countries basis the feedback received from some visitors to my cousins abroad in US and Canada.

The kids are known to rip off the cap of a 100 ml mineral water can and even before they quenched their thirst (for a reasonably long time) the can is in the bin. Kids in developed countries are trained more on hygiene and lesser on how to appreciate the limited resources that nature has to offer us. The purchasing power takes over the constraints, quite unlikely in case of developing countries.

Developed countries who have grown enormous wealth over the decades are trying to put up their last fight by opposing to take on stringent emission targets since they have almost lost out on jobs and growth. Several articles in media over the last 2 weeks have put forth the case in favor of developing countries very well.

My only worry- We are wasting time and damage is irreversible. Max we can do by spending millions is delay the damage by few years.

Kids Wish you all a very healthy affordable lives.

Law of attraction and Equilibrium in Life- What Tiger Woods experienced?

While I have always held a view that there is nothing called “RIGHT” or “WRONG” in this world. Bring in the notion of “ETHICS” and “COMMITMENT” and my viewpoint is further complicated. I have always looked upon incidents unfolding in my life as “RIGHT” and “WRONG”.

 Tiger Woods escapes an accident unhurt and reveals on his website-

“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”

 A visitor responds to his comments as-

“I’m sorry but, “I am far short of perfect” doesn’t do it for me. You may be right that you owe us nothing, but I believe that you would not be “Tiger Woods” without the public behind you. I am 65 years old, I have watched you and respected you, I have wanted my grandson to become a man like you, a man who I thought had the strength to fight for his goals in life. But, if you can lie, cheat, and hurt your loved ones so much, and then say,” I am far short of perfect” you are definitely not a role model for my grandson. Many public figures think they owe us nothing, but sadly, it is you we look to for our goals in life. We need role models to point to and tell our children, and grandchildren, they should work hard and follow in your footsteps. You and many others have taken that away from us. You may think it is wrong for me to feel this way, but you have not only let your loved ones down you have let us down too.”

 Just like the concept of “equilibrium” in Economics, life also tends to be in equilibrium and with changes happening around; life tends to find its new equilibrium every time. There is also a concept called “Law of Attraction”, which states that we get what we intend or desire in our lives. Nature around us aligns and is always evolving to create situations and circumstances around that will lead us to fulfill our desires.

Law of attraction works in such a way that it does not differentiate between the legitimate and illegitimate desires of humans. It’s just the function of how intense the desire is.

When we do something “WRONG”, a shift in equilibrium happens which impacts the equilibrium of our close and dear ones. A “guilt” factor starts building inside leading to voices like- they suffer for no fault of theirs but mine…I need to come out of it…

At this instance the law of attraction gets into action and starts creating situations that will help fulfill this new desire.

 Tiger escapes the accident and over the next couple of days confesses- an outcome of Law of attraction. I wish he overcomes this and lives happily ever after. I wish we all should be as fortunate as Tiger to be able to come out of our guilt’s and at first place not let our conscience die.