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By Fareeha Qayoom

 

Today, I had a sudden brainwave – the problem with our nation? We are too busy surviving from moment to moment. They call it running life on ad hoc basis.

We don’t treat the disease. We only treat the symptoms.

 

We might have “big picture” thinkers but all our energies are devoted to surviving today. One problem at a time.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t solve the problem. It only prolongs the agony. Sigh.

The patient still dies at the end.

They say, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. It reminds me of Munir Niazi’s Punjabi poem Honi day heelay,” (translation: “Excuses for the inevitable.”). It’s our national theme song.

Bottom line, since I can’t stop the train wreck from happening, I might as well accept the inevitable and accept the blame. Afterall, I am putting up with this sh*t, arn’t I?

 

 

 

 

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
The publisher and editor-in-chief for Tkfr.com and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), Fareeha is currently working at a media company as Content development Manager (or as they call it, the managing editor); she also served as the managing editor for Valuemag (Jan 08-July 09 – Print editions Valuemag 1-13). She has over 15 years of solid management experience in managing products, brands, projects, processes, staff, customers, vendors and time, plus, she has a MSc degree in Economics (and Business Administration) from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA and BA from Kinnaird. She also freelanced for The News on Sunday (1994-95). Tkfr.com chronicles some of her work – editing, writing, reporting and print and online media management. (1994-to date).

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