Hi folks, I see many people here, including my own family, obsessing over things over which they have no control: oil crisis, isis, etc. Let's put this in perspective. Recently there were heavy rains in chennai, and the result was water-logged streets. No power for two whole days, we had to suffer. Looks like fixing the drainage system would be a better thing to worry about than breaking one's head over isis, middle east, america, whatever. Isn't it more logical to think locally - at least we have some control over it? When garbage disposal became a problem, I made repeated phone calls to the officials, and despite delays and corruption it was fixed (while my folks and their friends were busy wasting time discussing politics). So my point is: we as ordinary people do not have much control over global issues, so why waste time even considering them? At least in local matters we can get together and do something for our wellbeing. We can worry about drainage system, lack of clean drinking water, bad roads, etc. instead of worrying about global matters like so-called terrorism etc. So my advice is, think locally.