Dog days and Lord of the Flies syndrome

The Lord of the Rings – Sam’s speech
December 11, 2011
And yet (couple) more political songs
December 26, 2011

Bottom line, absolute power corrupts absolutely and for some weird reason, most people in their puny capacity always but always cross the line if they can help it. Anyone who is in any position of power over others likes to exercise his muscles, even when there is no need. I see so many examples – big cars hog the roads…gate keepers try to teach you your place. Front Desk personnel try to block you to give you just three examples. Bully’s bully, its not personal – the powerful prey on the weak. It’s the survival of the fittest. The list goes on and on and on… By Fareeha Qayoom

 

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oday was another one of those days…Reminded me of Munir Niazi’s Punjabi Poem

Honi day heelay

 

 

 

 Honi Day Heelay

 

Kis da doosh see kis da nahi see

aey gulaan hun karun diyaan naeen

wailay lungh gaey tauba waalay

raataan hokay bharun diyaan naeen

 

jo hoyaa aey hona ee see

taay honi rokeyaan rukdee naee

ik waari jidoan shuru ho jawaay

gul phair aiwain mukdee naee

 

kuj unj wee rahwaan okhiyaan sun

kuj gull wich ghum da tauq wee see

kuj shahr daay loak wee zalum sun

kuj maino marun da shouq wee see

 

 

Bottom line, absolute power corrupts absolutely and for some weird reason, most people in their puny capacity always but always cross the line if they can help it. Anyone who is in any position of power over others likes to exercise his muscles, even when there is no need. I see so many examples – big cars hog the roads…gate keepers try to teach you your place. Front Desk personnel try to block you to give you just three examples. Bully’s bully, its not personal – the powerful prey on the weak. It’s the survival of the fittest. The list goes on and on and on…

 

Why can’t people just do the right thing? Why do they always forget that absolute power really only rests with God and it only suits Him. The power hungry only cause corruption and chaos and leave destruction in their wake…sigh.

 

Me, I think you can’t serve two bosses – and you can’t keep switching sides when you are not pleased with the way things are going – you have got to decide if you serve God or you serve the devil. I say, pick your side and stick to it…it’s the oscillating response that makes me dizzy…too much gray gives me a head ache! Decide already please and then please stick to the script. Consistency of character is more important in the long run. Most people put on a façade of piety, honesty and integrity but deep down they have their own agenda which just boils down to self interest, need for power and money. They don’t fool anybody except themselves.

 

I have only one thing to say to such people – I have already chosen my side and I don’t aim to change no matter what you throw at me. In the long run, it’s more important for me to serve the only true boss – God and I happen to like his style. Why would I trade his service for your petty tin pot kingdom that’s built on sand? As they say, ‘the world is my oyster’ and I am only passing through.

 

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of Tkfr.com and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.

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