The Zoo or the Wild?

f a developing country is the wild, then a developed country is a zoo.

The zoo looks like the real thing, only more ordered. The temperature is regulated. The watering hole is never empty. The food arrives on time. And the predators are kept in check.

In the wild, the animal eats what it kills. There is a flood one day, and a drought the next. Predators run free and some animals live long and proud, others are killed as soon as they are born.

The liberated, dangerous, chaos of the wild. Or the constrained, safe, order of the zoo.

Where would you rather be?

May 1, 2009 | 2:30 am | By Dr Shyam Bhat