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EXPLOITED?

"This product has not been tested on animals".

I've never been the biggest advocate of animal rights. I don't claim I am now either. But I am somewhat shocked to find, (and in my innocence I reflect my ignorance and naive confidence in human kind) that when we find new cures we often test it out on subjects. OK, so I wasn't really shocked at that.

I was shocked when reading an article online, it was found that we tested on babies. (Well obviously, baby medicine needs to be tested on babies). Which is great, but in a recent case put forth by RahulVerma, founder of NGOUday Foundation for Congenital Defects and Rare Blood Groups has suggested, "the unquestionable ease with which clinical trials can be conducted on human beings in India makes international agencies first test their products on the Indian population".

Whilst responding to a Right to Information query put forth by Verma, the AIIMS (All India Instituite of Medical Sciences) has found itself in a …

Pearls

I realize that sometimes this world is just unfair. And what I know is thinking you're getting a bad cut of the meat is only going to make you pity yourself and more importantly end up thinking that you are inefficient at playing life's games. Not to mention, you end up, postively re enforcing your position, which is like hurling shit up the fan when you know that it is only going to come and hit you right back.

I am no buddha, I don't know all. Especially how to fix things once you realize such 'pearls of wisdom'. Though I've never been one to encourage an elevated sense of self, finding something to ground your thoughts on, and then holding out on your own to your thoughts should eventually account for a sense of flagship. And with the number of people in this world, it's only a matter of time before someone else parks their flag right next to you, because they feel the same way about things.

:)