Taking a look back at our roots there are various theories that explain the eve of mankind. There are believers of Creationism, then there are the supporters of the evolution theory that was founded by Charles Darwin. Both theories end up to the current human form, be it evolved from our primates or being a masterpiece of the almighty. Neither change nor affect our spontaneous or instinctive actions. Instincts are the natural responsive that one has to a number of situations that we encounter in our daily lives, these actions that any individual of our species would perform on the given circumstances have a certain uniformity. We social animals have a developed brain that has the power to act after rationalizing the consequences but in the case of the spontaneous actions, they are all instinctive.
Of course there has been an upgrade from the primitive ages, and along with the development there has been a simultaneous change in our instinctive actions as well, something more relatable to the current scenario. If we believe the evolution theory of Charles Darwin, then with the change in the environment, we have change ourselves in order to survive; it was his famous belief ‘Survival of the fittest’ that his theory is based on. Our instincts are the natural brain which tell us to act in a certain way to be protected in the situation that we find ourselves. The present mentality to which we have changed with the environment is translated to actions of ignoring injustice and poverty to steer clear of unwanted attention, staying silent about the brutal violence and dishonest practices of authorities to protect ourselves from the outcomes of acting on them.
Many consider human beings to be the most ruthless or inhumane species, this is because they act selfish despite having the ability of rationalized thought. Our role in history makes us infamous and true to that belief, the destruction of environment for modifications for our comfort and furthermore hateful wars prove that. There must have been several occasions in our lives in which we might have succumbed to act on our instincts, we can relate to it from our own experiences but that does not mean we approve it. The escalation of these infamous choices have created a problem for the rest of the population.
Among the few selfish and instinctive measures which we adopt, there is one which seems harmless but in fact encourages the inhumane practices i.e. Ignorance. No one volunteers to clean the dirt accumulated in the streets or steps up to speak against the people polluting our streets. We ignore the ugly side of things and embrace the beauty, if this continues the remaining beauty is in danger to be tainted because of our ignorance. The purity with which we have built our community and elected our representatives have swayed from their goal; they have adopted the unlawful and dishonest practices which affect the weakest links of the environment.
Today we nest in a community that is known as a civilization, a modern civilization. This community comprises planned residential areas, a working environment and governing bodies to keep all that in order. The civilization and the trades taking place in it are possible because of the concept of economy; an economy determines the assets that you possess with which you can acquire desired assets. Now the economy also helps in identifying the different classes that exist; there are three economic classes: the upper strata, the middle class, and the poor and below poverty line class. The ruthless nature of ‘Survival of the fittest’, would claim the lower economic class as the weak link in the community.
Our developed society offers many luxuries to its residents, and our constitution gives us our basic rights. Luxuries are the privileges that can be afforded by the wealthy and rights are allotted to all equally. Weak links or the lowest class of the economy have to struggle to stay afloat in the brutal environment; now polluted officials don’t even award the basic rights to people, corruption and manipulation has overpowered the sanctity and power of the constitution. The people who need to be keeping the community in order with the law by their side, break the law themselves, this brutality and injustice prevails and our ignorance encourages its existence.
Contrary to the popular belief that often questions the humanity within us which seems to be extinct; it would be wrong to judge the lot by examining only the bad. We have an army of righteous heroes and saints who have dedicated themselves, to serve mankind. Some examples of the good and the righteous include the likes of Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela are the few famous who stand on the good side of our kind. The saints of today are the protestors who speak against these unjust officials, by the use of social media and television media, the wrong are exposed and punished; these are the small steps which can lead to a cleanse which is very much needed.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Sir Winston Churchill