CONTROLLING GUNS AND ENCOURAGING VOTING
A COUPLE of totally unconnected suggestions.
To reduce incidents of police officers shooting their partners, issue them with their service pistols when they go on duty and have them return them when they go off duty. Then they are not available for use after hours.
To encourage disillusioned people to vote, have a mandatory box at the bottom of every voting slip with the option “None of the above”. This would give a fairer indication of the mood of the people. THE advent of personal telephony and the plethora of smartphones now on the market may have made life easier, but there is a serious disconnect. While striving to make life simpler, we have made it more complex.
So enveloped are we by our phones that we don’t have time for the things that give us true happiness. We have greater access to communication, but this communicable disease has failed to make greater and better relationships.
It’s time we considered seriously the drawbacks of technology and maintained a balance between materialism and spiritualism.
The obsession with “selfphones”, selfies and mass BBMing (Blackberry messaging) has made us into technojunkies.