A Profound Hatred of Man

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We are often struck with negativity in life–war, conflicts, disputes, anger, hatred, greediness, atrocities, and all the madness that this world has come to witness. I am not cleaning my hands off and saying that I am not guilty of some of these feelings like anger and hatred–these are human emotions that are innate in us. But, I wonder why others tend to go to extremes with these emotions like hating others just for the sake of hating while knowing that these people have done nothing to hurt them–at times, I could not understand why such feelings. Well, it is said that we think, feel, and act differently. Still, it’s hard for me to understand these complexities.

I think it’s really up to us how we handle ourselves in such situations when these emotions occur. However, some take it too hard and allow themselves to be consumed by rage. Have you watched the news on television, listened to the radio, and heard what others are talking about–it’s about the war in Libya and the recent footage of Gadhafi’s death. We thrive in news of war, death, and tragedies.

Locally, not far from my region and just about approximately 1.27 miles away, rebels, who are believed to be connected with the Al-Qaeda, have killed 16 soldiers while others were lucky enough to escape from death. And just recently, days before the celebration of our local feast “The Lady of Pilar”, two bombing incident occurred in two different places. Have all these become part of my life? our lives? Is it a matter of getting used to it? Probably.

Despite all these, we learn to live our lives as if it’s just part of everyday life scenarios–we learn to live, survive, and get used to it. Is this what we call “the insanities of normality”?

I happened to read an article entitled “TOWARDS A PHILOSOPHY OF SUSTAINABILITY”. According to this article, “the “Insanities of Normality ” are such a pervasive, integral and often essential part of our lives and the world at large that it is very difficult recognising them. When we do, it is usually because they are far away or involve other people rather than ourselves. The ones we ourselves are involved in and dependent upon are virtually invisible to us. When we do catch glimpses of them, we use our large “prime-ape” brain to rationalise and justify them. Most relate to the continuing, blind, dumb-animal (Darwinian) struggle for survival and advantage in the “socio-economic environment”, which for modern man has effectively replaced the natural environment, and thus also explains why it is so difficult to see them for what they are.”