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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

yeah

The death toll in the state stood at 972 - substantially smaller than the 10,000 victims some feared.

You see it all over, at least nowadays. 400 Expected toll, 500 die in XYZ ... The media has hit the jackpot. Talking numbers. Simple, and always attracts ears/eyes. Sad that life has lost its meaning, it is now simply numbers.

As i see it, why on earth should it matter if one person dies or a million do? what is lost is life. we should feel bad about the life lost, not the numbers.

Are we too numb to feel the loss of life?
There are 140,000 daily on an average!! Do we care? We say, well, most are 'natural'. somewhere in those words we use, we say, we have to be practical, we can't feel bad for everyone. i think about it, and i end up laughing. what's the stupid difference!! a life's lost!! u wanna feel bad about something, that should be it.

it's special, real special - life really is. sad to see it trivialised to numbers. even sadder to see all of us accept it without a thought.

3 Comments:

Blogger majanx said...

I think most of the ppl feel like you do. But when they see all these deaths, without being able to do anything about it, they just cry silent tears in the beginning and then they become numb to it.
i think you are in the silent-tear-crying stage.

what the media does is a totally different issue. you cant blame them- they have a businnes to run for fuck's sake.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Partha said...

Life is indeed very, very special. Loss of a life is indeed a very sad eevnt. But when the loss is personal, as in someone whom you know very well, then obviously the pain is larger.
That really is the difference between 900 deaths and 30000 deaths. For you and me who havent lost someone close, it should mean the same. We should be equally sad for the lives lost, be it 10, 900 or 30000. But when it is 30000, it means 30000 families are in great distress whereas when it is 900, only 900 families are in that state. 29000 odd families will still have their bread winners alive, there will be lesser orphans, there will be lesser destitute women. The list is endless...

4:57 AM  
Blogger karthik durvasula said...

'...will still have their bread winners alive, there will be lesser orphans, there will be lesser destitute women...'

good point, partha. never saw it that way. a little short-sighted of me, i guess.

8:39 AM  

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