Mir Moiz’s Weblog

Life is meaningful, only when one wishes to make it. We are creatures of time and we’ll wither away in it. The little moments of joy we find and create are all that will live with us.

Why can’t we do this :-/

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It beats me to see that true and original innovation is not something, perhaps, we as a nation are really capable off… If so its very rare.

Basil seeds are something I ate when I was a little toddler and my father used to propagate the great benefits of using them during summers to quell the heat.

A Thai company came up with this drink all the while Basel seeds are just pathetically cheap and easily available in Pakistan yet our brilliant people ‘none’ could think better.

This is an exceptionally original demonstration of value addition at its best… When I mentioned this to the shop keeper who was selling this for PKR 100/- per bottle, like hot cakes, he said “sir our people can only copy, not invent”.

Sad to say and experience that what I find when I meet people and exchange ideas is superb critique alone. There is no constructive thought even at the highest echelons, to propel ideas and support new initiative if that benefits and uplifts the other guy and not themselves.

We need to change this negative attitude in our people’s minds – or else progress is harder to come by even over next few decades.

© MIR

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  Shireen wrote @

Likewise happened in Sudan with hibiscus and other local products that used to discriminate Sudan. I don’t know whether it’s a problem of Muslims or eastern in general? Dependency, apathy and indolence grow bigger in such huge nations. Pity!


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