May 06, 2005

Quality of Life

So, all along, we have been making our processors faster, software more portable, rockets fly higher, stock markets zippier, food more efficiently and money more fluid...


But how many of us have made our lives any simpler and qualitative? When have we ever sat back to relax, to take a break, to give our life more meaning as "a whole"? All along we've been doing TQM and Six Sigma to our products, our processes, our office.. Doesn't our own life count?


Let me explain this: So, beyond a limit, no matter how fast your processors run, no matter how your money flows through your assets, there are always things in life that need you. Without you, they just don't make sense. So, if all you need out of your PC is just being able to hook up to the net, listen to music or type a few documents, you don't bother if your PC is a P3 or a 64-bit Duron. You are there, things happen just the way you want them to, and nothing else matters to you. Right? Just like that, if all that you require out of your life is a job, a family, some wealth and nothing more, you should learn to be satisfied with your life and make fuller use of it.


Why make more than what's required? Beyond a certain limit, what you make out of technology or research becomes probably a wonderful concept in science, an achievement.. but nothing more. So, if you know that you have reached that limit, why push furthur? I mean, you haven't certainly haven't seen that many innovations in ear buds, have you? Because ear buds are "just right". You don't need to add a tooth pick and call it "ear pick" or "tooth bud" .. it never works. Rather, you find ways of packaging ear buds, selling them, making money out of them.


Now that i've said what i've wanted to say.. Think, Live a better life!

4 comments:

Vetty Max said...

Guilt, once upon a time, Bill Gates said that there is no need for any comp to have a memory more than 540KB, now-a-days 540KB is nextto useless.

As more and more discoveries are being made, man will find new ways to use these new inventions. Originally a comp was made for doing computations, but now a comp is more used to listen to songs, watch movies, chat, etc.

Again needs change as times change, 10 years back, a comp was a luxury, but now its a necessity, I can keep coming with lots of such examples. You cannot say that people in those days were any less or more satisfied than us.

If say Edison thought that what existed in his time was enough,we would be without a bulb, maybe even electricity. The human race moves forward by keeping on improving on what exists now.

guilt said...

Well, that was for 640 K, and it was for MS-DOS. Now, what I am talking about is, man would have still been happier with MS-DOS. :) Windows 3.1, 9x, NT, 2K, XP wouldn't be making sense unless someone was prepared to use them. There's no point in making things unless we use them... Or, do we use things because they are there?

Vetty Max said...

I don't think anyone uses things just because they are there...it must be in someway better than the thing it aims to replace...or must have someting radically different that is really useful.

guilt said...

I agree :)