| #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 09, 2010 20:57 pm GRE Essay:All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every vi
|All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act is founded on compromise and barter
We are living in a materialistic world where human emotions have little value. In this world, we as
a human HUMANS are easily driven by monetary and other selfish gains, rather than the values of universal brotherhood. Man works for the welfare of others only if his OWN interests are safeguarded OR REWARDED.
The truth about the above statement is evident almost everywhere. The concept of making a compromise to promote the benefits of ourselves or our own people is an ancient one, and we have been learning it since childhood. Rarely do we see a fond act or a generous donation being done out of goodwill.
To cite an example, consider the following. The Northern Himalayan Ranges harbors the three border lines of India, China and Pakistan; the high peaks however ARE occupied by Pakistan. Relations between these countries have been amicable /lately/OF LATE/. The Pakistan Government has had trouble IN generating electricity and providing other necessary resources and services for its people living close to the border because of the inaccessibility and harsh weather of the Himalayas. They tried to set up power plants but failed every time
they did so. Eventually they felt the need to export the technology and to do this they HAVE SOUGHT help from China. The Chinese Government agrees to help Pakistan by building Nuclear Power plants that would benefit not ONLY a few villages around the border, but would serve almost a quarter of Pakistans population. The Chinese Government however demands something more than just a monetary return. They want to further their military access to the high terrain of Himalayas which is occupied by Pakistan. In doing so, the high peaks will serve as a vantage point for China in times of war.
After this event I often ask myself a few questions. Did the Chinese Government really wish to help Pakistan and its people, or was it dreaming to fulfil its long awaited dream to own most of the Himalayan territory? This incident has taught me a great deal.
To conclude, I must say that almost all prudent acts are founded on compromise and barter. To some extent it is safe only as long as it doesnt create nuisance and harm others. We must learn to be /less selfish/SELFLESS/ and more co-operative.
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