Saturday, November 24, 2007

The power of fear

The belief in a supernatural power, that which holds everything in control, that which can overpower humans, that which brings fear in to minds, and that we name as God, has been responsible in holding the humans together and preventing us from destroying each other. Today, I have been watching a documentary about Tibet on BBC. In Tibet the mountains are considered goddess and the lakes are sacred. This belief is deeply rooted in every tibetian and hence will naturally keep him aware of his environment and prevent him from polluting the lakes. Imagine, Had trees been considered sacred how different the world would have been now. I usually favour the idea of educating people and making them aware of the effects of pollution and teaching them to be environment friendly. But in real life it's much easier to achieve the same effect through fear.

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