Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Milk Money

It doesn’t take much to screw up your life does it? It’s OK if you want screw up yours, but why do the same to others? To me that is inexcusable. Take the recent and very shocking stories about tainted and toxic milk processed in China as an example. They just high light what I have been trying to get across. Greed and believing that the acquisition of money and possessions is more important than Human Beings (and babies at that) will actually cost you a great deal of money – that is the irony of it!! This is the very reverse of what they had in mind in the first place.

To deliberately put babies lives at risk for money! Those people really do need re-education! Babies’ lives have been lost. Over fifty thousand others are very ill. Not only are the careers of the managers and CEOs trashed, but the jobs of many innocent people have been put at risk. Some of the various companies involved have now been closed. The reputations of those that remain have been shredded. The Country of which many were so proud, just a few weeks ago, after hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, has had its reputation badly sullied. There have been worldwide recalls of Chinese made milk products. Many will no longer trust China to produce goods to a high ethical standard. All this for money? Where is the virtue in this, where are the values, where are the moral standards and ethical conduct?

“Indeed the Idols I have loved so long

Have done my Credit in Men’s eyes much wrong:

Have drown’d my Honour in a shallow Cup,

And sold my Reputation for a Song.” (From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: quatrain 69:

Edward Fitzgerald translation).

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