Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thought for the Day - Everything comes out of a packet or container

I was wondering how kids these days, the urban ones, would ever understand where anything came from. Everything comes out of a packet or container. All you need to do is go to the supermarket and pick it up. How will they ever associate milk with cows or buffaloes, rice and wheat with crops, fruits with trees, flowers with plants, toys and chocolates with factories, chicken, fish and mutton with their sources.

It's sitting there neatly packaged, advertised and you merely pick it up and that is over for now - their sources do not matter at all, being far away from here. Sometimes I wonder if like the cigarette packets these items should also print the food cycle on their packages so we can send a moment's appreciation and prayer to the makers and the manufacturers.

And would there come a day when you can buy containers of love, of affection, of friends and relatives, of families? Just pick it up (your favorite brand) and take it home for current use? Not a bad idea to keep such containers in supermarkets - empty even (like the emperor's new clothes) - to see how many would pick them up. I suspect they might have a good demand.

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