Connected are we?
Whatever happens to one, affects the other. Take a simple unit of a family – one member is sick, the others get affected. This is because every member...
Whatever happens to one, affects the other. Take a simple unit of a family – one member is sick, the others get affected. This is because every member of the family is connected. Now if we take this concept beyond the family to include the society. A few corrupt people affect the entire society. Expand it further to a nation. The higher the illiteracy, the more the nation remains under-developed. Take it further to the planet – whatever goes on with the environment affects us too.
So, connected we are.
Yet there seems to be a dichotomy. Despite the symbiosis we share, there is something amiss in the connection. That's because we have moved into a culture that is about 'me' and 'mine'. It is our comfort that matters, the rest can be blindsided. That's the very reason the family unit, the society, the nation and the planet are quickly moving towards destruction. Dysfunctional families are a norm. Troubled societies, terrorised nations and a sick planet is the reality today.
Take a step back, pause and reflect upon this connection. Read on to discover more…
Slaughtered for food
Thousands of animals are slaughtered for food and clothing, thousands of humans are killed in bombings and natural disasters.
Thousands of women are raped, thousands of cows are artificially inseminated (raped) for milk production.
Calves are taken away
Thousands of calves are taken away from their mothers so we can get milk, thousands of people live in old age homes or live alone.
Hens live suffocated in battery cage
Thousands of hens live suffocated in battery cages, thousands of people feel suffocated in their own homes.
Innocent animals are caged
Thousands of innocent animals are caged, thousands of innocent people land up in jail.
Used for entertainment
Thousands of animals are used for entertainment, thousands of humans are commodified as entertainment objects.
Used for their bodies
Thousands of animals are used for their bodies, thousands of humans are used for their bodies.
Extreme stressful situations
Thousands of animals face extreme stressful situations, thousands of humans are stressed.
Pets in the name of love
Thousands are raised as pets in the name of love, thousands are stuck in relationships in the name of love.
Extinct or getting extinct
Thousands of species are already extinct or getting extinct…humanity is getting extinct.