Saturday, October 11, 2008

War and Peace: Learning from Einstein

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein.

The Government and the LTTE will agree with Einstein on the subject of negotiating for peace. Both sides would say we have tried it out with them enough and hence trying it again would be insanity.

The Government and the LTTE will disagree with Einstein however respectively on the subject of waging war for peace and waging war to create a separate state. Both sides will keep trying out the war strategy. For them this cant be insanity. How can it be? You will be considered unpatriotic on both sides if you say it.

Hence, Einstein you are not very helpful. I am sorry, I am frustrated.

1 comment:

MaXXa said...

Sheesh Mr. Einstein i have a fundamental problem with your definition for Insanity. You can do the same thing again and again expecting different results when you know such different results may come about if you try honestly. That's not insanity, that's commitment. Of course you will be insane if you try something again and again that's impossible. Ex: A protest rally again and again attempts to enter in to Temple Trees premises with a list of demands.