Wednesday, March 2, 2005


Plintasia, would have appeared under the category of 'Little known countries' in any encyclopedia if only had the scholars who co-authored those books of knowledge believed that it existed. Unfortunately people hardly believe that it exists. They want proofs of its existence. Yeah, even America needed to be 'proved' to exist. The sad-but-true fact is that Plintasia exists. It theoretically lies 200 kilometres to the south east of the better known island of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. It is probably bigger than Singapore in terms of area, but that again is a theoretical fact. The reason why it becomes difficult for someone to come to terms with its existence is that they want to see it to believe it. And that makes it all the more tough for the 'believers' to explain to the skeptics. But to explain its existence would be digressing, and digressing is not what we intend to do at this moment. Basically the point is, that Plinasia exists. The question of course is as to how it came about or evolved.

Billions of years ago, the earth was created. Within the earth (which of course was a hot mass) land forms were created. As it cooled down and due to the movement of land plates, mountains and plateaus were created. So far things are pretty much clear and obvious. Then Plintasia was created.

All other activities took place around it... like floods, volcanic eruptions, tectonic movements, change in land forms. But Plintasia stayed put. This was the early history. Life forms grew like in other parts of the earth in the sense that they evolved. But the order in which the organisms appeared on Plintasia differed greatly from other continents. An example is the trans-poratic peeper, which is known for its great sense of vision as well as a flexible pair of antennae which help it to sneak-peek through any gap in the whole of Plintasia (figure sketched below). Another need for such pair of antennae is because of the altitude of Plinasia. It is theoretically 2.5 metres below sea level, which means less sunlight (because the sea blocks much of the sunlight). So the antennae help the creature to lean up and absorb sunlight. Much later as Plintasia gradually came up to sea level, the long antennae became a burden to the peepers and as a result, they became extinct due to over exposure.

Currently Plintasia is a very modern country. The people look like normal human beings. Genetically they do fall under the category of homo-sapiens. However they can never make it big on the outside. There are many reasons for that. One of them being that they are embodiments of innocence. They may be grown up, but by the standards of the outside world they are very much like children. They excel in their fields of interest, but neglect the money aspect which is essential for survival. Plintasia of course doesn't have such problems as there is no such thing as money. The ethical code on which Plintasia is governed is that, people must not be allowed to waste time in matters as trivial as money. Do what you please. Food is not a problem as there is plenty that is grown by passionate farmers who love their farming. Sanitation is not a problem as there are plenty of those who take pride in cleaning the streets and gutters. And of course, crime is an unknown thing. There was of course one cunning guy in the whole of Plintasia. But he left the place to make it big on the outside. He could have, had this not happened.

He applied to the Indian government for permission to start a business. He went to the official who asked him, "What is your name?"
He replied, "Riggit".
Your full name please.
"Riggit Question."
"Whaaat?! Now what kind of a name is that?"
This Plintasian took pride in his name, and couldn't bear its insult. So he left.

And that ended the story of the Plintasian who came closest to making it big.

Only a few people of the outside world can ever understand this world. And those who do, come only close but branch out and go far away from the truth. Some philosophers come somewhere near, yet move pretty far away. The guy who came closest was J. M. Barrie. He called it Neverland. No wonder it is childhood that is the phase which most appreciates and aspires to be in the shoes of Peter Pan.

Should I conclude, with the usual "Imagine a world with no fear, no ---, abundant --- and --------" Nah! forget it, I'll leave the conclusions to you.



Profound thought for the day:

"Sometimes life sucks!"


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  2. just look around..