Daily Musings

Friday, May 11, 2007

Death of Humanity

When was the last time you smiled at a stranger, stopped running to catch the train to help someone who had fallen, fed a beggar. We all moan at the state this world and more precisely our country is in, but none of us are ready to take the responsibility. We are losing a precious trait - humanity. The trait which distinguishes us from animals.
The other day I was walking towards my office and saw a blind woman trying to cross the street, which is a busy and dangerous street and instead of helping her the motorist kept driving by at a high speed screaming insults to her. The office goers kept walking by ignoring the whole scene, they could not afford for there conscience to kick in and help her across the street and be 5 minutes late. I helped her across feeling a rage well up inside me. Since when did our jobs become more important then another human's life.
We wail about terrorism stalking us, murders and rapes increasing, little kids being hacked to death. Have we realised why crimes have become more violent and frequent.
Because we as a race have started caring less. We do not have compassion left for each other. We have been too busy reaching "there" to look around.
We have stopped being humans
We have become machines who dont feel, think or reach out. We just perform.
For the next promotion, the next incentive, the next hike.
When will we stop and start living again?