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.