Saturday, November 25, 2006
hmmm. when i was young i used to wonder if there's such a thing called "fairness" in the world. i am still wondering a lot about it now. cos it seems like everyone has been born into a different set of environment and since birth goes on quite far to determine what kind of person we grow up to be and the future, doesn't that reflect the old saying that our fate is sealed the day we are born?
then again there'll be this thing called education that provides everyone with equal chances to excel regardless of background. hmmm... sounds like the phrase doesn't work in our era anymore? not really. in poorer countries it still applies. in developed nations it works just as well. if you are born smart, a little hard work will take u to great distances, otherwise, you'll need plenty of hardwork to do so.
but some might say... as long as one is granted with equal opportunities, that will suffice. since there'll be this "the question should not be why haven't you been given a chance yet but rather are you really prepared for it if it comes."... watching "happy feet" seems to have started me on this train of thoughts... everyone has been born with different talents but not all sort of talent receives the same sort of "welcoming".
the pre-requisite to natural selection is the diversity within a population, but at the same time, nature only selects the strongest, the fittest that adapts best to changing environment. life is simple yet it requires complexity to remain so.
Posted by a fish that dreamt a world away at 9:40 AM