ssshhh, People may get offended!

Hey there random stranger!

Do you know more people worry about their Gods (yeah, those people we read about in novels from yore) being shown in bad light than the lives of real human beings around them.

Do you know people are more concerned about two friends cussing at each other than paying attention to the cries of help by a girl being molested.

Well, now you know!

We are human beings which Google defines as

  1. “a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.”

I have no doubt as far as power of articulate speech and upright stance is considered, but my problem is with the clause of superior mental development.

Life of a living being is unarguably the most precious asset. Humans kill each other for reasons like religion, family honour, not to mention the other “usual” reasons. Till date I haven’t witnessed or heard of animals killing each other for reasons as superficial as these. Do humans still come out as the living beings with superior mental development?

Next would probably be the freedom of speech, freedom to express oneself. Ever heard of animals boycotting a particular river because it allowed animals of other species to drink water from it? Ever read about lions not letting elephants trumpet? I think your answer would be same as mine, NO. Now try to think of similar examples in humans. Yeah, there are plenty, the AIB roast being the latest in the list.

So, are you still thinking we are superior to other animals when it comes to mental development? ssshhh, don’t say it out loud, people may get offended!

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About prkharjain

I am an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur. I have various interests, writing seems to be one of them.

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