Bassa saves the euro

I don’t mean that I actually save Euro coins or banknotes. On the contrary, I am more likely to play with coins and eat banknotes. But I digress. What I do mean is that I have identified a way to solve the debt crisis in the Eurozone.

You are probably wondering why I have been thinking about the debt crisis and not about bones or cake or socks. Well, the tall person likes to watch the news channel on TV and most of the news today has been about the Eurozone Crisis. The tall person said he is concerned about the ordinary people who are suffering because of the crisis, so we had a chat about what could be done and then I went to the toy room balcony to think about it.

You may be thinking why is Bassa keen to save Europe? Well, at sometime in the future the Republic of Georgia hopes to join the European Union and I want to make sure that it is a happy and prosperous place to be.

So how would I solve Europe’s debt crisis? Well, it seems to me that the money people are still being greedy and the politicians are still being silly. So, my solution is – STOP BEING GREEDY and STOP BEING SILLY!

Unless this happens, people will continue to lose their jobs and families will lose their homes and no one will be able to afford to buy food or anything and cats and dogs will go hungry and nothing will be made and nothing will be sold and everyone will be unhappy and shareholders will fire the bankers and politicians will not be re-elected.

So, my message is STOP BEING GREEDY and STOP BEING SILLY and WORK TOGETHER for the benefit of all and not just yourself.

P.S. I wonder if any bankers or politcians read Bassa’s Blog? Hmm, I suspect I may be ‘unfollowed’ if they do.

Would you like to know the future?

There aren’t any traffic lights in my immediate neighborhood, probably because there are not many junctions and not much traffic. If I want to see a traffic light I have to walk down to Car Street. We go that way if we need to go to the shopping mall or the pet shop or the shops on Marjanishvili Street.

The reason I like traffic lights is that they know what will happen in the future and how long there is to wait until it happens. They know when cars and trucks and buses will stop and start again and they very helpfully share this information. It is not a prediction that could be right or wrong – it is a certainty.

The tall person told me that people do their best to control the future and make it less unpredictable. He suggested that without this desire to control there would be chaos.

Hmm, yes tall person. Without traffic lights no one would know when to stop or go and people might get hurt in accidents.

So wouldn’t it be better to know everything that will happen in the future?

The tall person shook his head and told me that we would still worry and still fear and still despair, perhaps more than we do now because we would know what would happen and when it would happen. But more importantly, we would lose some of the greatest emotions in life because there would be no joy of expectation or the thrill of surprise, no need for hope and no dreams.

Hmm, thank you tall person but I was only asking about traffic lights.