Real Life Stories
"Why are some eggs white, Pa", Josh asked, "while others are colored?"
"The hen's breed determines the colour of its eggshell," Rosh answered, "Hens with white feathers and ear lobes are said to lay white eggs, while hens with red feathers and ear lobes said to lay brown eggs."
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy influenced Gandhi & helped shape India’s non-violent resistance movement.
Russian philosopher & political thinker Leo Tolstoy …
"Interpreting the right-to-die within the right-to-life is contentious," said Rosh, "While one can choose not to exercise one's right-to-life (a right explicitly protected in NZ) or choose to commit suicide (which is legal in NZ) etc., one's right-to-life does not extend to allowing someone else to take one's life."
"Voluntary consent is therefore not a universally valid defence for murder."
"Within the current legislature, the UK Court could not justify the right to kill under an individual's private affairs despite voluntary consent, as this would cheapen the right-to-life for others."
"The protection of all its citizens by State was deemed to be of greater importance than the respect for an individual's autonomy."
"People have the choice," Rosh smiled, "but not a right, to commit suicide, and therefore the State does not have to protect it. Suicide is legal only so that the victim is not punished (to protect life)."
"However, I agree that it is important that suffering should not be prolonged unnecessarily."
"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."
"A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."
Did you know that one in four spotted hyena pups is killed by their own litter-mate.
Offspring of the black eagle are even more ruthless. The eagle lays two eggs, and the first chick to hatch makes sure its brother or sister never makes it out of the nest alive.
Boot them out! Ask them to take their fighting somewhere else where you don't have to hear it.
When they know you're not going to take sides, the fighting often settles down quickly. A pecking order is quickly established.
So lead, follow or get out of the way!
Roti Magar, meaning the quest for Roti, is a beautiful Punjabi poem written & sung by Gurdas Maan on the ethos of sustenance.
Rosh translates & explains lyrics
“They can act as judge, jury and executioner. Their heavy handed actions can ruin the lives of the very people that pay their premiums.”
“Ruined because of a slip. Ruined because an allegation was made. Or ruined because someone dared demand that their contract be respected.”