Monday, October 4, 2010

Migrate, Adapt or Die


Migrate, Adapt or Die

I happened to see an article in Newspaper the other day on Migration. It refers certain birds which travel more than 70000 Kms to adjust the climatic changes .Species face with climate change have got only three choices viz., Adapt, Migrate or Die. If the climate change is so fast, then the species cannot adjust to the new situation and may extinct. This is right for human being also. Just by sticking on the same location for years, migration may help one to perceive and visualize various situations in life. This is right for human being also. If you are not able to adapt, you may not survive or become unsuitable to the place or position .The title may seem a great philosophy, but a simple truth. If you don’t migrate or adapt, it will eventually show the way to death which doesn’t mean a physical extinction, but emotional. As Charles Darwin observed, all living things on the planet are compelled everyday to make one of three choices. This is not limited to animals or to plants, but even to business as well. No matter how you feel about Darwin or his theories, you have to agree with this. The world and life are constantly changing around us .Doing nothing means you are not adapting to any changes happening every day. You have to adapt to the changed environment or working place. The society, culture, language, food etc may be different in new place. I’ve seen my friends of southern part of the continent, in Delhi traveling long distance even sometimes in Metro, to have south Indian food especially Dosa and Rasam.Migration though temporarily inevitably result in loss of a sense of home and belonging, but fine-tune to the changed circumstances and realize you are who you associate with.(2/10/2010)