Sunday, August 09, 2009

Some parabolic questions on nations and power

Sitizen is a camp commander of a fugitive camp. He arranges at least one meal a day for each fugitive.
One day Sitizen saw a fugitive, named Cpc from the Dragon land, eating for the seventh time in a day with an appropriate meal each time. Sitizen's eye-brows raised. Naturally Sitizen became suspicion. Given the limited food available, Cpc is obliged to give Sitizen a reason for the many meals he took on that day. His reason is that his big body needs such amount of nourishment to stay functional. Indeed, he has a huge body.

The next day, Sitizen saw another fugitive, named Pap from the Merlion land, eating for the seventh time in a day with an appropriate meal each time. Sitizen became suspicion. So Sitizen asked him why is he eating so much. Pap said that his small body needs such amount of nourishment to survive. Indeed his body is tiny.

The next day, Sitizen saw another fugitive, named Umno from the Tiger land, eating for the seventh time in a day with an appropriate meal each time. Suspiciously Sitizen approached him to find out why is he eating so much. Umno told Sitizen that his medium size body needs such amount of nourishment to survive. And true to his word, he is medium-sized compared to Cpc and Pap.
So after these three observations, as a camp commander, Sitizen have to prepare a report in order to maintain the food level in the camp. And here are the implications Sitizen may draw:

A) All fugitives regardless of their sizes need seven appropriate meals each day. But so far only these three fugitives need to eat so much. If arranged for seven meals for all fugitives, there will be a lot of food wastage.

Or

B) Something wrong with these three fugitives? Are they just gluttons? Or do they really need that much food? If so, should arrangement be made that only these three have seventh meals each day? But if they are gluttons, then such arrangement would be an abuse to the welfare.

Which implication would you draw? Or you have your own other than these two?
Let those with ears, hear... And let those with mind, comment and share.

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