Three shortcuts to achieve anything

Long ago, I read in Upanishad that there are three shortcuts to reach a goal. You all know these, but, probably never seen them together.

Human is the superior being not because of it’s physical structure. Many animals are better equipped than us. Have you ever seen cats eating grass and chicken eating stones? They do it to digest foods those are not easily absorbable. You may have also seen Chimpanzee sticking a stick inside the ant burrow to bring them out. Dog try to follow its master.

But, it is really disappointing that most animals do not consider other animals as source of information. While domestic animals learn a few trick from human, gorillas in captivity do not do much of good. A group of them were being monitored by scientists. To see, how well they do in terms of problem solving using tools. They didn’t even pay attention when scientists were demonstrating an activity. They don’t understand that human knows more than them and can teach them something. But, do not get them wrong, they do follow their elders.

Parrots and elephants live long lives, because they know their medicine. Amazon parrots live up to 80 years, because after eating poisonous fruits, they go for a special dessert, clay. Clay detox their body. Since, most other birds and animals avoid poisonous fruits, parrots do not suffer of food shortage. In terms of medicine, human starts the day with a coffee. Continue reading “Three shortcuts to achieve anything”

Eradicating Poverty

According to the Pareto principle, 80% of the world’s wealth is in the hands of 20% of the people. Even if more resources are created, the distribution of the new wealth will follow the same rule. This rule does not only work in economics, but it also applies in science and sports for the prediction of results, and in computer engineering for simulation and testing.

Business Insider says there exists about USD 214 trillion worth of wealth in this world. There are 7 billion people in this world, and according to this rule USD 171 trillion (214 x 80%) should be in the hands of 1.4 billion people.

If we want help the world’s poorest 2 billion people by creating new resources and opportunities, how much of the new resources actually get transferred to the wealthier 20% ie, 1.4 billion people? Yes, 80% of it. Continue reading “Eradicating Poverty”