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Our Greatest Problem

January 8, 2011

What do you think is the major problem of the world? Hunger, thirst, poverty, wars, morality or what. There must be a root cause, the only reason which left humans unanswered, unsatisfied, and utmost hopeless and at greatest conflicts. To me, I think above all of these biggest problems is COMMUNICATION GAP.

Reasons of Communication Gap:

  • Language
    There are many different languages and even different dialects in languages in the world. Language has limitations to express and communicate in clear and exact manner. Even people who speak the same language can misunderstand and misinterpret or manipulate interpretation of the statements made.
    Religious Books are the example people who believe the same book, yet interpret or manipulate interpretation in different ways that cause divisions. Thats why we see different sub-groupings, and denominations.
  • God
    Even God failed to communicate with the world in all respects, thats why we see different gods, religions, different ways that leads to Him. We follow Him in different ways. His truth is not crystal clear. There are doubts, unanswered questions and unfortunately we will live with all those blind faiths, unidentified truths, without proofs and we will never be answered in terms as we know 2 + 2 = 4.
  • Differences
    Unfortunately different cultures, ethnicities, colors, regions, languages, religions and others; their differences are not as indisputable or as tasteful or as subjective as different flavors of Vanilla or Strawberry.

This idea was also in Fulbright‘s mind. He was the senator who voted against the war of Vietnam. He realized people around the world have misunderstanding, myths and misconception about each other. They need to understand each other’s cultures, traditions, values and philosophies. Therefore he came up with this Fulbright Scholarship program, which gives opportunity to people around the world to come to United States for education, learn and understand about USA and let Americans learn and understand about the world.

We are so unfortunate that rather than enjoying diversity, we are always using it for justification of our superiority, power, control, hatred and bloodshed. This diversity is causing communication gap.

We may never overcome communication gap of language, God and certain differences but we can use love to overcome this.

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Social Networking a Failure for me

February 13, 2010
Social networking much of the hype, and reason to interact with friends across the world. It seems to be great mean to stay in touch with our old friends, ex-colleagues, relatives, family, and classmates. But what it is actually? How much it is benefiting us? And what I really expect from this another buzz word?

Mostly we share things youtube videos, blogs, gossips, comment on other photos ‘Wonderful’, ‘Awesome’ etc. even there is not much reason to comment. How much it is adding to our lives? In most cases the networking is usually with our friends and colleagues who already know whats running in our life and what great photography or research we have done.

To me it does add value to some extent and sometimes its just a routine now to check facebook, myspace, google buzz and others. But social networking is a failure since its not helping me beyond my existing real life social circle and even its making my existing social circle more virtual.

  • Is it possible to create new friends on the web?
  • Do we still need real world interaction to understand other humans and make them our friends?
  • What new social interactions it has developed?
  • How well it is defining new societies?
  • What benefit it is sharing with societies?
  • Was I able to find my true soul-mate (Whats the point interested in male/female 🙂 )?
  • Can I trust anyone on the web to call them my true friends?

It simply just giving me a mean to stay away from my friends & relatives because everything I can share virtually. And there is no way it is helping me to create new relationship but yeah social networking is helping me to stay in touch with my existing friends which is just another way of using phone, email or hanging out.

For me social networking is good in some way but still its not helping me in any special way. Or its not doing something great for me. We need some true mean of social networking in which we may be able to create web societies that actually contribute to our life and that does make a difference in others lives. Otherwise its just good mean to have some of our friends list in our mind & memories or in our facebook, orkut, or other social networking sites what difference does it make.

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