We are “brothers & sisters” in Christ, but when we are in a sticky situation and it’s a matter of saving our own lives we become inhumane, uncivilized fuckups. Personally, i think humans are as wild as hogs in a pen trying to make there way out, we are selfish and inconsiderate and live under this facade of having some sort of empathetic/sympathetic nature. The only thing that sets us apart from that wild hog is that we do a good job at hiding our animal like nature with formalities and unwritten rules. With ties, business suits and schooling etc
This is not something I’ve deduced over night, but rather something I’ve noticed and mused on for quite some time. We treat each other like shit in tight situations and that is when the animal starts to rare it’s ugly head, it’s unsightly.
Yesterday, coming from work i was in one such situation, which more or less confirmed my thoughts. The bus that i was in apparently had issues, halfway into the journey it started to have this weird burning smell, the Driver somehow lost it and colorfully said “THE BUS A BURN,RASS” at which point he stopped it, ran out, leaving us inside to unleash the survival animal. That VERY moment was where it was every man for himself, as everyone didn’t want to get blown to shreds ( how? ) everyone started to wrestle there way out of the cramped up metal…like pigs trying to fight there way out of a pen. They were all out before i could spell my name backwards, i wasn’t in all that haste and was pushed out of the bus, but only to cater for those who wanted to get out.
Nobody cared about the other, nobody stopped to see if anybody needed assistance, no..no one looked back. It’s one of those sad human moments, and i bet my last dollar that the naive Christians in that Bus call themselves Brothers and Sisters in Christ. They panicked, and panicking causes impulsive decisions. I wonder how they’d feel if that one moment was videoed and could have been played back for them to see.
Obviously you have the odd exceptions where one would lay there own life down to save another, wanting to feel heroic, like that protagonist in that one movie they watched.
Me? I’d lay down my life for someone i love and treasure, but maybe I’m a sadistic bastard who doesn’t value my own life. So, people are quick to throw it out there how they love this friend and that friend, but is that person really a friend? Would YOU lay down your life for that friend? If not, is that person really a friend? Do you really value them?
For most it’s a dog eat dog world; every man for themselves.
It’s sad how most people complain about life, it’s hardships and have no hope for the future; but don’t want to see there own life end. They’ll do what they must to survive. If that bus could in theory blow up yesterday, then i think it would be a valid reason to lose your life…it would not be considered suicide but a “freak accident” and maybe you’d end up in “Heaven” wherever that is and whatever Heaven is to you. Maybe I’m a sad person yesterday for not wanting to live, but rather thinking how an explosion would feel…if it would hurt, because i don’t like pain.
Via, Flickr by janet