Human within Animal
As I have said earlier, I am going to share about the book I have read titled ‘Animal within Human’ written by writer Madhan. This is not written as a book but as a series of essays in Tamil political bi-weekly ‘Junior’ Vikatan.
We always used to say, “Why he/she is acting like an animal?” when somebody does something which is not in the description we have given to ourselves ‘Human’. We described human as the one who thinks before doing anything and never harms anybody for his/her wish or survival. But the above said thing is happening daily in a human life then and now. We extincted the other descendant from the Chimpanzee ‘Neanderthals’.
Then over the years man fought for territories and we can see lot of bloodsheds for land from human evolution whose value is very less than human life. In that book, I have read this interesting line… a nation’s border is determined by the war. We can add another thing… water surrounding us. How true it is? Even animals have this character of holding a particular area as their territory. So are we better than them? Okay fine. Now take the things in account before some 300 years ago. The one who is strong ruled the weaker section. The country which is stronger try to invade the other territories around them. After that they have to sustain that. I am not able to see any difference between animal and human. With each win, in addition to the soldiers killed in the war, many civilians will be killed and raped as a part of celebration. Human like animals like to show how much power he/she possess and dominance over others.
The book states, if we just remove the social constraints around us, we will become as brutal as animals. Just imagine if there is no rule to curb the robbery or murder or other things which we consider inhumanely, then we can’t say we are living in country but in forest only. So some kind of restriction is required to stop ourselves from behaving against the nature of us(animals). Even after these restrictions some were behaving like animals. And to the worst, we have seen many rulers who have tortured their country men itself. So what could be the cause of that?
The book stated that, When one’s childhood is not good, the possibility of him/her’s mind gets spoiled. Not good childhood means, not about one losing parent, even if the kid has a father but he always scolds and beats him to show his dominance over him, some kind of hatred will develop within himself and also will make him to feel inferior. His anger won’t burst out suddenly, it will take some time or it won’t happen at all due to the kind of people he meets in the later part of his life. But by some mistake, if the all the wrong things happen at the right time for a man, then there he starts to show his animal nature by killing and torturing other men/women. Many serial killers will have such bad past and will enjoy murders.
Even in our time, which we claim as civilized world, killing is allowed by law you know?? Any guesses. Its in the war. We are awarding the men for killing other men(I will try to write a post on how soldiers are trained in army for a war). But I can’t blame the soldiers. They are the prey of the big bosses who decides their action. I always say we are human within animal and we are living against the nature but that only will suit us now. So here ends my rambling 🙂
For the past 2 days I am hearing this song in repeat mode. Even though the song was released by 1991, I am just now heard it and fell in love with it. Its nice.