Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). I am sure most of you have come across this acronym and are well aware of it.
Example: North Korea's rhetoric, Pakistan's stance on Nuclear, ISIS are all MAD because they know that they will perish, but will try and ensure maximum damage before their eventual annihilation.
But I don't think they alone are MAD. As a society and as a race we've become MAD.
a) We know, we do climate change, which is happening due to our increased greed and need to flourish, not just survive. Yet, we ignore it.
b) We are trying to win over each other, not by traits and emotions but my overpowering each other.
and many more like this..
We, as a race are trying to become supreme not on another race, but on individuals of our own race and thereby are willing to compromise on so many things that the eventual path is the mutually assured destruction.
In military training, they say the nation comes first, and then the army, and then the unit, and then the team and then the individual.
But, the we are all working in the reverse direction .. Individual first and then the family and then the neighborhood and then the society and then the country and then who cares..
This is what is also leading to our exploration of other planets, deeper oceans and also the ever expanding consumerism.
Am I a part of it. Definitely Yes, am I willing to take a step back. I was telling my friend, I am stepping back where I know I cannot win and I am pushing harder where I know I can win.
I am a bigger evil amongst the lot, and yet, the realization is not yielding any results.
Everyone of us wants more, because my peers had it or are planning to have it. I want to stand out and hence the drive to excel my peers. Most of us, including thyself is not willing to take a step back and question, do I really need it. Even if some one questions, he/she is eventually again coming back to the same plethora.
What am I trying to acheive is not in correlation with what is needed..
And some one from a trillion feet view and from nth dimension would be looking at me and wondering, why is he even concerned, how things are running... eventually his destiny is in my control...Why does he worry so much, when the eventuality and the path are also controlled..
I am unable to accept that this MADness is also MADE up.
Should I be anxious?? Then I am far from any realization and am still mired!!
Sorry.. Cant find a meaningful end to this article!!