Thursday, March 18, 2010
Are we not animals, too?
Humans possess the potential to be different (better?) than the state they find themselves. And the power that humans possess, self-awareness and all those traits that distance (elevates?) humans from other creatures, can be used for 'goodness' or can be used to empower the animal nature within all of us, that nature that knows not good/bad. Ethics and morality, human (and unnatural?) concepts that are absent in the 'animal kingdom' -- dwell only in the human mind, and are a daily choice that only humans face, be more natural and know not good/bad, or be unnatural and wrestle with those unwieldy concepts of good and bad and make choices ... again and again and again.