The reservations are in the news again. And I suppose we shall soon see the drama of fasting and fire and sacrifice and drama. Lives will be lost, though we can’t really say how many… And in the midst of it all, a question torments me…
What is the price of a human life?
Disclaimer: This may not be too tasteful, so wikipedia like warning here…
I attach more value to tigers and lions than humans. They play their part in the eco system, they prevent the forests from being over grazed and look majestic as they move.
I attach more value to a tree than a human being. It supports life. Gives oxygen, doesn’t take more than it gives and trees came before us.
I think Elephants are more valuable than human beings. They could trample us to death, but they’re gentle and wise creatures.
Cockroaches are more valuable than human beings. They clear the mess that the world creates and are real survivors.
Coral Polyps are more valuable than human beings. They join together and create miraculous eco systems.
Little fish are more valuable than human beings. They become petrolium 😛
Bees are more valuable than human beings. They pollinate the flowers 🙂
I think animals in general are better than the parts of the world that believe in arranged marriages.
We’re evolutionally disadvantaged. This I agree. But then, I wonder if the planet will remain by the time we really do learn to appreciate it and each other…