Sense of Equality: Do Some Deserve Better Than Others?

Funom Makama By Funom Makama, 23rd Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I had an experience which bothered me a little. Two years later, I joined Wikinut and read an article here almost exactly similar to my experience. I was satisfied to read it and shared it in so many social networks, but I still felt guilty of not expressing myself, hence this article. The story is shared here and I hope you find it useful.

Does it matter?

People are loved, shown sympathy/pity because of some shallow reasons. Is this suppose to be so? If peradventure others do not possess such reasons, what then befalls them?

Some shooting from a psychologically unstable kid took place in a high school. Unfortunately, a young girl got killed. As I am my colleagues read the dailies it was her picture which was on the Obituary page and then one of my colleagues commented "Oh my God, and she is so beautiful".

I paused for a while to mentally go through such statement and the result of my ponder was "shame". Shame, not on my colleague who made the statement but shame on humanity as a whole. Since when do we show more sympathy or sympathy at all to the beautiful ones? What about the so-called "ugly" ones? Don't they deserve our sympathy too? If they do, what then shall we say when reading their obituary columns- "Oh my God!, and she is so ugly"?

We have channeled our human perception to loving, liking, showing emotions to things/people we consider 'more" of some certain qualities than others and this has automatically created segregation. No wonder, there are cliques everywhere, groups are formed based on physical appearances and social statuses. Yeah, we are humans and we cannot help it, such a thing will definitely not stop, but this has gone too far to the point it has eaten up even our senses of remorse. From my initial illustration, is the person showing pity because of the death or because of how beautiful she was? Why can't we show such emotions completely not because of beauty or any other quality but because of humanity sake? Wasn't she human? Isn't that enough for her to be shown such emotions? "Oh my God, and she is so beautiful" signifies, the beautiful ones ought not to die. Then who? The Ugly ones? It just felt as though the beautiful ones have more rights to Life than others.

With such a perception, anyone considered not good enough to be in our taste in anything can never be treated maximally as humanly as possible by us. And this is totally wrong and not different from discrimination, prejudice and even racism only that these three are in a higher magnitude with a greater damaging effect. Let's learn to appreciate one another regardless of who they are and what we think about them and this will definitely help improve Life even if it is just a little.

A food for thought for us is the picture in this article: 'beautiful or Ugly, we could blend to anything humans perceive it to be, but one thing remains for sure and that is, we still remain humans'.~~~~~ So beauty is relative and it fades!

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Automatic, Beautiful, Cliques, Colleagues, Dailies, Damaging Effect, Discrimination, Emotions, Humanity, Illustration, Kid, Kill, Magnitude, Obituary, Perception, Physical Appearance, Pity, Prejudice, Psychologically Unstable, Quality, Racism, Segregation, Sense Of Remorse, Shame, Social Status, Sympathy, Taste, Ugly

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A medical Practitioner and a passionate writer. A proud published Author of 2 books, more than 2,000 articles online and 500 Poems!
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author avatar Lambasted
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

You are absolutely write Funom. Our perception picks and select who we should show more emotions to.. But to some extent, I think its just human natural instinct and not our fault. What do you think?

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Permit me to thank you for presenting a very excellent portrayal of this unjust human trait. By coming out against it, and at every opportunity and trying to stop the perpetuation of it, a better future can rise up like a Phoenix out of the ashes.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

It's too bad that we as humans have to act this way...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
24th Nov 2011 (#)

It is true, sometimes for reasons we never know, some people are bullied for no reason, while others gain favor.

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author avatar pretty_writer
26th Nov 2011 (#)

This is a wonderful thought, and the way you expressed it clearly showed you were disgusted by the act. Our minds are so far gone in such issues, that it even seem normal exhibiting such features without feeling anything. A great share Funom and once again, your work is underrated.

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author avatar Funom Makama
26th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks dear pretty_Writer.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Hello Funon: I have to catch up with a lot of reading. I keep all my followers work and read as soon as I can.
It is difficult to respond to this question. If I had two vases of equal value but one more attractive than the other, then if the unattractive vase was smashed, I might say that I am glad it was the ugly vase that was broken, but this does not de-value it. Of course it is worth nothing now it is broken...................... now I am laughing because I think I am "barking up the wrong tree". I will have to re-think this. Your dear friend, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Funom Makama
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Well, its your Opinion and as much as u seem to be in the other side, ur words are true!
Thanks for d comment.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

An excellent article, Funom and such valid points too...A strong thought provoking page..

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author avatar Funom Makama
29th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you Songbird, by the way, 28th December is my birthday, so ur comment is a special one!

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author avatar Barine Nakwaasah
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

You are so good. Keep this up!

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author avatar Funom Makama
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks and welcome to wikinut

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