Humanity and other forgotten words

by Anna Iv on 26th June, 2013 at 1:48 PM CEST

In these crazy times of expensive minutes and busy hours, people have become too caught up within themselves and seem to have forgotten what really matters in this world that we live in. It's like we are becoming these mechanical beings with no sense of awareness for the life or people around us, whatsoever. As it turns out, selfishness has become the new tolerance, and bitterness is the new kindness. Where have all the real, genuine values of life gone?

As a society, we appear to have lost the basic instinct for willingness to offer friendship to our peers. Our attitude towards strangers, older people, or even children, is clouded by a fear of getting involved with their lives, spreading from one to another like a virus. Solidarity and civility are terms rarely used today. I’m curious as for the reason behind this downfall of human kind. What caused it? Whose fault is it? It looks like we are uncomfortable with the society that WE created. Open a newspaper and what do you find? Violence, prejudice, intolerance of any kind! People are turning against each other in a blink of an eye, as if the other is the enemy. Well, the enemy is within us; it's us ourselves! We have gone through so much throughout history and made it, so why ruin it? Think of tomorrow: do we set a decent example for future generations?

35 heartwarming photos that will restore your faith in humanity

Can humanity in our communities be rediscovered? Can this vicious cycle ever end? There is nothing wrong with being just a tad more caring to the others as you are to yourself. There is nothing wrong with being humane. And finally, there’s nothing wrong with peace, love and understanding. As people, we will always be simply just that, but at least let’s try to make the best of it. Can we? Because it looks like we are at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent. Call me a hippie, but I really do hope that one day we will be able to own up to our mistakes and at least attempt to start over.

What we give is what we get!

Peace out.

Anna Iv, Action Team Writers #11

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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

ohhh wow such an awesome article.. core of the heart.. our generation is feeling this as we experienced both.. but our next will be pure mechanical.

you know what dear... thank u thank u thank u so much for sharing those 35 photos...its means a lot when we see... :) :)
Joy of giving is more beautiful than anything else in world.. <3 <3

2nd July, 2013 @ 4:44 PM CEST

Anna Iv

Anna Iv | Action team

Thank you, Jatin! Your words mean a lot!! :)

5th July, 2013 @ 4:11 PM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

Short and powerful piece! Your article touches the very gamut our humanity, which has deeply eroded. I ask the same questions you asked here. And I believe the best way to restore our humanity is to get humans working together real time and bodily. Too much use of the virtual domain is slowly undermining the essence of human relations. We also need to educate and inform the younger generation about peace, love, tolerance and understanding. I believe that distrust, resentment and even hatred are learnt traits and not inherent in the worldview of individuals. Our future is full of promise and opportunity. However, we cannot make collective progress as a human race if we continue to poison our minds with the ‘them’ and ‘us’ mentality. Raising responsible Global Citizens in the 21st Century requires putting aside all forms of national demarcations, personal sentiments, stereotyping, unnecessary diplomatic bureaucracies and protocols.

Humanity has lost grip “Ubuntu”. Ubuntu is an age-long African belief. ‘Ubuntu’ means that each one of us can only exist as fully functioning human beings when we acknowledge the roles that others play in our lives. In other words, “a person is a person through other people”, or umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu or “I am because you are”. We are symbiotically interwoven – our humanity is bound up in each other’s. I believe that it’s better to cooperate than to compete.

9th July, 2013 @ 4:43 PM CEST

Anna Iv

Anna Iv | Action team

I agree completely, the virtual domain is estranging humans from one another, also, education is essential in dealing with this issue. Children learn from our actions, more than they could ever learn from our words. You explained it beyond well, cooperating leads to humanity, and competing only leads to chaos.
Thank you, Sam, I am really happy you liked it.

18th July, 2013 @ 5:40 PM CEST

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