Pranoti, a resident of Bengaluru, and a Software Engineer graduated from CiTech Bengaluru.Her career vision is to become a successful content writer by exploring the infinities. Though she is an engineer by profession, it enables her to live a life passionately. An ambivert who enjoys art and music, she indulges in “quoting” most of the times. Compassion and freedom to choose the right is what she believes in.Writing is her hobby because it lets her think out loud and she aims to break the societal barriers by pursuing it professionally.
“Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race” – William E GladstoneAs humans, we come across words like selfish, need, want, etc… They are part and parcel of being human. If there’s good (like kindness, humility, and love) then there is the other side of the coin as well. That’s a perk of being a living creature on earth. Otherwise, there won’t be value for the good things. It’d be monotonous, and as humans, we all need something to challenge ourselves to keep moving. Having said that many people get on the edge of the silver lining and are more attracted towards the shortcut ways of a happy life. They do not realize the importance of tenacity after all “the fruit of patience is sweet”. Generally, people want things served on a platter or opt for shortcut ways to achieve something, without being conscious about the actions they take. Consciously, preconsciously or unconsciously, they often choose a path that’s toxic. Expectations and ego is the other side of the coin that leads to hasty decisions. But the hasty decisions are usually for money, fame, or power. People start using others (especially the helpless ones) to move forward in life and they satisfy themselves with fake happiness. But have you ever noticed a dog? Not necessarily it has to be a pet, just focus closely on a street dog. Initially, they would not trust you and hesitate to come close even if you have a slice of tasty meat in your hand. Because it is an animal, the dog eventually comes closer and accepts it. And if you pat it gently with affection, the dog would remember you for a lifetime. On the other hand, people often forget the gratefulness of others in their life simply because they are “humans”. They may give millions of reasons but the amount of hate in the human heart is always a little more than love. Some cruel humans who pelt dogs, if even they pooch call the little strays – the animal would give in. The trust would be regained. It’s not only about the dogs but it applies to almost all animals. We have all heard “if you don’t harass the animal, it wouldn’t do anything to you” but that same advice can’t be applied to humans. Why is that? Humans are so untrustworthy that we can’t count on our own species? Why does one have to love an animal for soul searching?The answer is simple words “Greed for everything”. On one side where the animals only seek love and food to survive, the humans want money, power, and control on the other side. People always expect something in return before pulling any kind of favor for someone. That’s because we have so many materialistic things in the human world. For an animal, it is only love and loyalty they could offer. In the 21st century, we are putting animals above humans simply because the world has seen the wrath of humans in history. They are the ones destroying humankind as well as nature. Maybe that’s the reason even nature doesn’t allow a larger life span of humans as compared to some animals (turtles for example). It is a very important thing to find ourselves and create a strong foundation for human beings. Living harmoniously within ourselves and nature should be the mantra rather than which species is better. After all, we know humans are the most intelligent creatures on earth. So until then, try loving an animal & see a part of your soul come to life!