What does being humane means to you?
Is it thinking good for others? or hating the wrong? What I saw today took me stunned and made me rethink my idea of being humane, being a good person! Am I the good person? should I call myself the one? and how many among you can?
I have to travel 14 km from my place to the college.The road is surrounded by farms and the plant nurseries by its both sides. The journey to my college is mind refreshing and peaceful. I can feel cool breeze of air on my face. The eye-pleasing greenery all around, farmers taking their cattle to the farm, butterflies playing around, those beautiful moments of enjoying the river view while crossing the bridge pump me up for the whole day. For me, it is just like a perfect journey regular but my bike mate finds something interesting every day which always makes me enjoy the new things every day.
I was late to the college today it is not that I’m very punctual person but today was my environmental science exam and teacher had personally asked me last day to visit the college at sharp 8:00am because she too got to know that expecting me on time is vain my regular time to college is 9:00 am or later but today I manage to escape from home at 8:00 am which my friends call the big achievement for me. We were enjoying the journey talking about how fastly this area is developing.
We were halfway to college when a fast-moving black Apache overtake us, look like the person on that bike was in rush the way he was driving his bike we got furious and now we were talking about how those flattered sons of rich fathers are spoiled and don’t care about anything. On a next turn, we got close to him suddenly we saw a puppy on the road he must be 6-7 Months only and the very next moment we heard something, like someone broke a wooden block with a single shot of axe and the very next moment dog was lying on the road. We stop for him there on the halfway. I knew his rib was broken, his front left leg was in the air and the back two legs were stretched in such a way that they were touching his front right leg, blood was coming out of his mouth, he can’t even crave in pain. Suddenly he appears from somewhere and the very next moment we were feeling pity for him. He was just puppy, not even an adult and the pain he bearing was so much that we can’t even hold for a moment. I knew he needed the emergency treatment. Someone among us pull him and make a place for him on side of the road. Someone told us he needs water but we didn’t have water so we asked people to bring some water for him but nobody took the stand for him, not even us. I asked my bike-mate if we could get some water from the nearby farm but we didn’t bother about to even try to get some water from somewhere. We were already late for the college, so we leave for college gave my exam, go to tuition and start our journey back to home on my way back to home we saw that puppy but he was dead. I believe if we were bother to search for some water we would definitely get some water and we had enough money to give him proper treatment. But who cares… he was just a stray puppy… why should I be saving him … For us, our exam was more important and for the crowd, he doesn’t matter. Not a single person bother to help him.
That guy who struck him, he didn’t even stop to see if that puppy was ok! Why will he stop? It was not his pet dog, not someone else’s. He was just a stray dog NO ONE IS GOING TO SUE HIM FOR KILLING ONE. What a mechanical life we are living where our work and our time matters more to us than a life.
I have never expected myself this heartless that I won’t even bother to save a life when I can. I know I should but didn’t. I failed myself. Since I’ve seen him dead today I was disturbed. But nothing can change what happened today.
We all want to be a ‘Hero’ me too but the lesson I learned today was…
To be the hero I have to be humane and take the action.
Being humane is not just about feeling bad for someone it is about helping them out, it’s not about hating the wrong it is about making it the right.
I was looking for some statistics on animal deaths caused due to street accident and I found this video on youtube that made me feel good.
We need more people like this guy. When it comes to you what do you want to be a hero or a machine?
Yeah, it’s not always our fault, accident happens! but we surely can give the injured animals proper treatment. At least we can try to save a life. We can!
What I want is Next time when you are in such a condition where you have to choose between yourself and a life. Remember, someone’s life holds more value than your time or work. You can save lives. Just Being humane.
I hope this article may help someone getting back to life.