We are essentially fishermen and farmers in action. Even in swanky cubicles.
While I go for the beach walks, I notice fishermen huts with kids playing. The male guardians of those homes are deep in the seas with motorized boats betting on themselves, seas and luck to get a bumper catch.
On plain paddy lands, farmers and their friends sow seeds in wet fertile mud and pray to the rain gods not to come inappropriately.
Climbing up the mountains, we see farmers of the adventurous kind, fighting with wild animals and extreme weather to blossom cash crops in their plantations.
In all these, we see them fighting ambiguity, uncertainty, volatility, and mortality – on a constant basis.
In the knowledge era – we fight recessions, market slowdowns, currency fluctuations, trade wars, talent crisis, digital disruptions, job losses, toxic urban air, depression, loneliness, unassisted ageing, variety of cancers, and a million digital distractions.
The battles are never easy. Surviving and thriving are as hard as ever.