Saturday, 2 February 2008

Good questions.

When was the last time
we did something civilised?
And its opposite?

Not a very poetic haiku but something that has been on my mind of late. I'm wondering, if we were to think more about our behaviour, maybe even keep a list or two, which list would be longer? Would thinking about our personal degree of civilisation make us more conscientious about it?

We often talk about mankind, civilisation, our higher status than animals, but sometimes I look around me and think that it is the animals who are the civilised ones, and we are the beasts. Slyer than foxes. Dirtier than pigs. Lazier than sloths. Prouder than peacocks. Blinder than bats. Drunker than skunks.

Whoever came up with those phrases must have been crazy as a loon.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Your blog is so good for my mind. I thank you, and I thank Priya, for helping me find you.
(I admit that I am cruelly uncivilised.)

pRiyA said...

ah! grudgingly agree. cindy is far more civilized than me.

Slogan Murugan said...

off topic:
- Thank you. It's Berlie Street. My mistake. I think there's a Curley St too somewhere close by.
- And Kadidal Manjappa Rd is the new name for Langford Road. Kadidal was the CM of Mysore State before it became Karnataka.

Art Earth Ink Soul said...

There is a Curley (or Curly, not sure) Street; the name clearly chosen by some British wit, as Curly St is one of the straightest roads I've seen.