Monday, February 26, 2007

The Law of Attraction

Oprah Winfrey's show reveals the science behind the Secret --

"The Secret is defined as the law of attraction, which states that like attracts like. The concept says that the energy you put into the world—both good and bad—is exactly what comes back to you. This means you create the circumstances of your life with the choices you make every day."

This indeed is good and promising news for many - especially those who believe they lack faith/power/access in life, although I wouldn't quite call it a secret. Most of us have come in contact with people whose everyday presence emits radiance and happiness around them. We have witnessed them fall through the cracks of life and rise up again maintaining that same positive outlook on life. So for those who thought it was luck or being born into the right path, here's your chance to brighten up your life and for those around you.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Outside the Box

This picture is too powerful. In a nutshell it symbolizes globalization. One can also assume that the residents of this village are more concerned with entertainment than caring for the appearance of their houses. Another can argue that unemployment there is so high that satellite TVs become a must since people spend the bulk of their time at home. Makes me wonder how informed the people of this village are compared to those who live in urban areas; or for that matter, to any other connected home.

This picture also asserts the strength and influence that the media plays in our lives, both good and bad. With the myriad of program offerings one can almost always find something of interest – sports updates, election results, health tips, celebrity gossip, movie reviews, and the list goes on. So in essence, television can represent and report on the progress of societies in all aspects and disciplines of life.

But there seems to be a persistent negativity that surrounds this two letter word – TV. Many associate it with news, which more than often is not too delightful - epidemic outbreaks, crime, natural disasters, corruption, poverty, and on and on. And for some reason we keep watching. So is it that our taste for news has changed overtime? Could there not be enough accomplishments for us to highlight? Do negative reports always outnumber positive ones? Or has the definition of news simply evolved to become the record of human failure?