We are living in an era where we believe humanity to exist. We talk about humanity. We think we are the most developed and sensible species on this planet. We think we are more responsible for everything. But is it true? I don’t think so. We know, we are lying to ourselves but we always try to pretend that we are the most developed and sensible. Maybe, we are the most developed species on this planet with technology in our hands, but we are moving toward the end of humanity.
We never feel offended when we use someone for our means and purposes. If someone is being kind enough to help us in our hard times, that doesn’t mean he/she is a fool. However, if we not stop thinking like this and taking advantages of people, we might use someone and their humanity for personal greed, but what next? It is expected that he/she will start thinking and realizing that people only remember them when they need them, not otherwise. Maybe because of your greed, someone would stop caring for other genuine people too. To me, this is not good for humanity at large. We need to think about this, what we are doing and how our actions affect humanity.
As a survey, I did a social experiment. I created a Facebook account without a single picture of mine. I started talking to people and asked for friendship. Later, they asked for my picture and I sent some random pictures of boys, whose skin color was not fair and they looked ugly (according to people). As I observed next, most of them blocked me, because the pictures I sent was not good and up to their expectation. If he/she doesn’t look like the way you want, that doesn’t mean they are not beautiful or they don’t have the right to live. “Beauty is not in Face, it is in heart”-DR APJ Abdul Kalam. Adding on I would like to say “if your heart is pure, beauty automatically lies in you”. They are also human beings and they have every right to live and be how they want to ( It is not something gender specific, but very common). This is not good for humanity that you only talk to people and choose people according to their color, caste, and clothes. It may not affect you but it will affect humanity for sure.
We are moving towards emotionless society. Our elders and senior citizens are forced to live in old age homes. And we already started treating dogs and other pets more important than our fellow people. Whenever we get a chance to talk about this on social platforms, we become more humane and sympathetic to the issues. However, we all know that reality is different on ground level. What are we going to offer to our coming generation by this attitude? We know, what we are doing is wrong but still, it’s happening and on a broader level. With this attitude, we are entering into an era where machine and animals would look better than humans and their rationality. This is not a small issue. We all need to think about this.
I have been seeing pictures of black boys/girls on social media where people use and troll their pictures for memes. What if someone’s skin color is black and their body size is not slim? They don’t have the right to live? Making fun of them would and should never be justifiable. They are human and deserve equal love, support, care and respect in the society. If you look beautiful/handsome, that doesn’t mean you have the right to insult or humiliate others who look different. It may do nothing to you, but it affects humanity. Suppose, if the world was blind, how many people would you impress?
By Amit Pratap Singh, India