Wednesday 14 October 2009

The most funny thing about human beings

People always think crooked: they are in a hurry to grow, then lament their lost childhood. They loose their health to make money, then loose the money to keep their health. They are so anxious about the future, that they neglect the present, and thus live in neither the present nor the future. They live as if they were never going to die, and die as if they had never lived.

Saturday 6 June 2009

One common language for a better communication

I think that one of the world's problems causing many conflicts is a lack of one shared language for the whole humanity. We need to speak one language if we want to save the world. One could say “Don't re-invent the wheel”, it is said that English is an universal language and it is easy to learn. Well, I am afraid it is not true. Looking from the perspective of the English speaking people it could be so, but Spaniards have their Spanish, Frenchmen their French etc. They don't want to resign and the world will continue to be divided. In other countries English is spoken by the vast minority of people because of its difficult characteristics. The solution for this communication problem is simple, there is an international language called Esperanto which is designed to be as easy as possible for everyone. It has many words similar to English, German, Spanish and French. It is a democratic language beyond divisions. It is easy to learn and after around two years of learning it a student is able to speak fluently. So, if we want to communicate better we need it as soon as possible. Of course we don't need to abandon our own languages, Esperanto is thought to be a second language.

Do we need so much meat?

In my opinion one of the main world's environmental problems is that we produce too much meat. Cattle breeding is taking too much of the world's resources. There is so much water needed, feed planted, so much carbon dioxide expelled etc. The truth is that we people don't need so much meat to live. Well, I would say that we don't need it at all as I am a vegetarian. It is possible to replace the meat with a well balanced diet and it is really easy to do. There is only a change of habits needed. Apart from saving the world there are other benefits like a much healthier life and a better look. I think that the main reason that we eat so much meat is that it suits food industry.