Recently, Tariq Khan shared a point, which is needed to be pondered by all of us, both as individuals as well as a nation. This reminded me of the section of the Readers Digest "Point to Ponder" and prompted me to add this new section to our website to share anything which stops us in our tracks and makes us think for a while (for good or for worse). May be we become better humans some day and a better Nation as well.

Tariq Khan in reply to Jamil Bravo's "People really don't understand what are the real meanings of life and by the way when they do, there is hardly any life left, but its never late, just do it." replies as under:
I call our society a mummy-daddy society. The parents control the purse and the child up to 40 asks permission to go take a shit!!! They have no choice in their marriage, job selection or how to spend their holidays. They even do not have a say in the upbringing of their children. So when the parents begin to die, i.e. the 'child' is about 50 or so, the first thing he does is to get remarried etc etc. He is liberated and free, suddenly he can do what ever he wants, unfortunately, at his age, everything hurts and what does not hurt does not work! So he becomes a bitter old man in constant conversation with God Almighty, advising the rest how to die for their religion but will never preach how to live for their beliefs. That is why when Leek Won U ( The founder of modern Singapore) was asked what formula does he have for Pakistanis to improve the quality of their lives he said, '
How can I improve the lives of people who only believe in life after this life'.

"If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face, or a touch of joy within your heart, then, in living, I have made my mark." - Thomas Oden

The central problem of politics: Do you paint simplistic pictures that make people act (and leave them with too simplistic a view of the world) or do you paint bafflingly shaded and contingent scenes that leave people paralyzed by indecision? - Brian Eno

The things that come to those that wait
may be the things left by those who got there first.

There is no limit to what a man can do, if he does not care who gets the credit.



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