Our power as human beings...

Nov 24, 2009 4:04:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

We live and share our lives in a world with various organisms all around the world including animals, creatures, insects etc. Too often it is easy for us to believe that we should get that can of insect killer and try exterminating and begin killing all insects which may have intruded on our little space, whether that is in our room, kitchen, in our backyard or simply on the streets. But is that really fair and our right as humans to do so? That is, are we killing them for the right reasons? Or is it more just because they are in our personal space, even if it is just for a short and brief period of time? Is it because it is convenient? Because we like or enjoy killing insects? Or is it our nature urge to do so? Or is it because they are different?

But are they really that different from us? They are alive aren’t they? They have similar desires such as wanting to eat, sleep, raise a family, socialise and explore. I see them as living beings that deserve some respect and space just as we as human beings deserve. Although they may not look exactly like us, I believe they deserve to live provided they do not attempt to kill and injure as may be the case with deadly spider or snakes. Even so, rather than choosing to simply kill or eradicate them isn’t it better to just relocate them to an environment that poses no danger or threat to themselves or ourselves?

I believe that in most instances we have that option. We are given that choice to kill or not to and that there ‘are other options’ to which are available to us which may require a little more effort, but wouldn’t you prefer to allow another living being to live rather than die? I'm sure you'll agree that it better not to abuse our responsibility and to do what is right for all living beings.

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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