It is neither a thesis, nor it is a novel,
Not it is a fantasy, not even a fairy tale.
With an event of mass disobedience we start,
No shot is fired, no one is physically hurt.
On a sunny day, at every airport of the world,
People queue up for check-in with no visa in hand.
One and all, in all the classes – economy, first or business,
No one has a visa; world citizenship each like to harness.
No international flight takes off
From Wellington, where the day starts;
From other airports of New Zealand too,
No other plane departs.
Nowhere in the world, from any airport,
Took off any International flight.
Following day was no different,
And the following night.
All airlines gave up,
No end of the tunnel, no ushering light.
The main suspect behind these events was Jie-won.
Jie-won’s identity is however very clear;
To all passengers he was very dear.
For questioning his role in mass disobedience,
Arrested was Jie-won, and served punishing sentence.
He was punished, subjected to forensic probes,
For extracting his memoir and his hopes,
To get the events that led him to his roles,
To his visions to cross boundary ropes.
The author PG Cartwright is YOU.
You author books - not to earn your livelihood, but to share with everyone - your vision of the “World with No Boundaries”.
You came of a lower middle class family. Your entire world comprised your parents and your siblings. Anyone in this small world was prepared to sacrifice his/her share for the benefit of other family members. The ethos that your parents taught you in this small world, you followed assiduously in the big world, searching for the truth; you found answers in the concept of Oneness, thanks to Swami Vivekananda.
A steel tube rolling specialist, you accepted the challenge of starting EDP in one organisation. You strived to develop computer-awareness in the society across industries. You migrated to a developed country and continued your endeavour by coupling your business vision with careful observation. You introduced architecture for integrating bank applications – perhaps with a mission of integrating the world later.
You’ve travelled around the world; listened to people, collaborated with them in projects.
You envisage a world where citizen would know no country boundaries, no family boundaries.
From the spouse-swapping experience, Jie-won learns that no-one is indispensable in the vast world; if one person withdraws, life can still go on if persons outside the family boundary cooperate and collaborate.
Each married couple is a world of two partners who set a boundary around themselves, so that flow of love and empathy is restricted by this boundary. None of these two partners is allowed to love persons outside the boundary; none outside this boundary is allowed to extend empathy to the persons inside. But, in the twosome world of a married couple, if there is no love and synergy between the partners, that world falls apart.
Let us consider each person in a partnership as an individual: each of these individuals can very well live with other individuals in the world, only if empathy is extended across the boundary, both from outside to inside and inside to outside. Food, shelter and sex need to be assured by the government and the society for aspiring individuals.
If each individual in a partnership can provide for oneself, it is not necessary for them to stay together. The care of the offspring poses a big challenge to spouse-swapping. That needs be addressed by the society.