Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Loss of Great Minds

Yesterday on the radio while driving down the road I heard a discussion about translators that could translate books in Egyptian to English. They could use so many more translators.

Then they talked about how dangerous it is to live in Egypt and how they are experiencing 'brain drain' meaning smart people are leaving. Fleeing to safer places. Can you imagine if all the smart people in your country left?

I think companies in the US often lay off the smartest people rather than pay them more. Then we wonder why the people left running the companies are so inept. Or they hire new people who know nothing about the business and pay them more than the people with experience. Such things create animosity which can escalate to violence. It's wiser to be loyal to your loyal employees.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

War on TV I Don't Get It

I often wonder why my boyfriend and my father watch so many war shows.  Some are fictitious accounts of real wars, and other are documentaries that go on and on endlessly explaining war machines and marching strategies and weapon 'one-ups-man-ship'. I think it's important to be aware that wars happened and what the consequences are, but I don't think it's healthy to have those images put into your brain again and again and again. But they do have the right to watch what they watch and I have the right to walk out of the room and go do something else outside of the earshot of bombs falling on Pearl Harbor for the 1000th time.