Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Simple Minds

Simple minds
rattle like half empty gourds
hollow echoes
testimony to the lack of knowledge
they despise the learned
out of fear of their own ignorance
fighting back the only way they can
ridicule and verbal abuse
their choice of weapons
to spread the hate
against those who are better than them
discouraging the progress of others
to mask their own failures
their world view so narrow
confined to the little that they know
unable and unwilling to learn or change
stagnating in their own ignorant worlds
useless to themselves
and useless to society
a waste of space on this earth

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kids Should Run This World

I just figured how to solve most of the world's problems. Let kids be in charge of it. Think about it.

Kids have wild imagination and great ideas. They are not restrained by limitations created by adults.
Kids speak their mind. They haven't learned the concept of talking behind ones back.
Kids love animals and the environment.
Kids love unconditionally, and they love everybody.
Kids are blind to race, religion and other petty differences we adults make such a big deal about.
Kids compete with each other for fun. End of the day, they are all friends.
Kids make friends easily.
Most importantly, kids are not corrupted by greed for power and money, unlike most of us adults.

The following are some videos from TED to prove my point. There are some kids who are way smarter than most adults today.

Please watch and read them. Hopefully it will inspire you to make a change.

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learnin
9 talks by impressive kids

The following are some of the videos.

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Another very interesting blog, SPARK Movement

Friday, March 01, 2013

Random Pics from Galle

Went down to Galle last poya day. My father's family is from Galle, and there were some relatives he wanted to visit. We rarely go visiting down that way.

The house is right by the railway track, so plenty of trains to see. They don't need an alarm clock, they just rely on the trains.

This is a grave marker of my great-great-grandfather, in the cemetery behind the Galle Cathedral.