Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What are we paying for?

Before I get to that; a pre-ramble.

I have just realized; all that mugging up of the"oh-so-historic-preeminent" plays and poetry in our early days of education, does not come to a total waste. Well, as they say, education is "preparing the child for the future".

So when I looked around at the people at home today, I realized I was literally staring at three stages of life at the same time. Stages as in the(recalling from the past : english lesson in standard VI)  "Seven stages of life" by William Shakespeare. There they were, my parents in their late forties; my grandparents; and I.

William Shakespeare

...And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow....
And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part...
.....Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."

And now, jumping to the title .

This part of the post is called "Education : a total waste".

For the 456th time I saw the ad again. "Buy 1 get 1 free" placed on top of some 2l coke bottles. And sure enough there's a rise in purchase.

If people out there realized that soft-drinks can take a toll on their health, I guess there would surely be a drastic decline in the obesity cases ; a huge decrease in kidney failures and you'd probably have better looking teeth than those half-corroded, yellow ones.

Getting a 2-litre soft-drink for half the price can seem to be the best bet, but is it?

A majority of those who feed on this very well know the hazards too. Maybe some things taste good just because it's bad for you?

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