i am sad
for days now, i have been waking up in cold sweat thinking about the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. it bothers me so much that i find myself tearing up thinking about the state of the world that we live in. everyday now, bloomberg and reuters flashes regular updates about how bp shares are doing. doesn’t it show you how f**ked this world at present? we care more about the capital markets than the world that we live in today.
in his latest statement tony hayward the ceo of bp said he wants his life back. how about us ? how about the ecosystem? how about the animals and plants who could not speak? why is it that the death of one person news while the death of countless, part of a statistical headcount? if we could jail murderers, rapists? how about guys like tony hayward?
what are they not telling us about this oil leak? or the numerous disasters prior to this one? will it leak till the point the field dries out? why have we become so good at building things but not know how to fix anything?
i have been reading the black swan by nassim nicholas taleb. i really like these few lines
” i have spent my entire life studying randomness, practicing randomness, hating randomness. the more that time passes, the worse things seem to me, the more scared i get, the more disgusted i am with mother nature. the more i think about my subject, the more i have evidence that the world we have in our minds is different from the one playing outside. every morning the world appears to me more random than it did the day before and humans seem to be more fooled by it than they were the precious day. it is becoming unbearable. i find writing these lines painful, i find the world revolting”.
i feel you nassim.