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Friday, September 29, 2006
An Idea for a Novel Political Experiment
To attract investment for a small state, how about organising a worldwide political lottery. The winner of the lottery will get to head the state for a whole year. Prize of the ticket: 100 dollars. The winner should declare faith in the constitution of the state, he heads. He will not have the power to declare war.If the experiment clicks, this lottery can be repeated every year.
So many of the world's miseries are the result of irrational religious beliefs and evil that men do in the name of God. It's time to introduce rationality into our lives in a more tangible form. It's time for people to build temples of rationality. Although I'm not sure who will finance the building of these temples.
For lack of a better term, I shall label this as Vitagraphology. Vitagraphology is a science that shall deal with studying life graphs of people. A life graph is the curve you get when you plot a person's fortune over his/her span of life. For plotting, the life graph one needs a lot of information about the person. By studying many such life graphs, we can find out a) What kind of people share the same life graphs? b) Are life graphs repeated at all by the creator? c) Do life graphs follow an equation? d) If so what is the equation? e) If one arrives at such an equation, can we predict the future course of a person?
Create a life and a lifestyle along the banks of the Covum and Adyar rivers. Turn it into a Corporate Project. Put together a plan. Do an IPO to raise funds. Use the funds to clean up and unclog the water bodies and build economically viable waterside properties alogside them. As a publicly traded and answerable company it might stand a chance of happening.
Introduce a clause in all wills stating that children will have access to the deceased parent's fund only when they have a job of their own. The minute deposits cease in the heirs' salary accounts, the access to all funds of the parent is frozen.
For each fight you have, write a handwritten letter saying your sorry. You'll get so tired of fighting and writing handwritten letters or you'll so enjoy writing letters that you'll fall completely, crazily in love from fighting. Note: It has to be handwritten.