Thursday, February 26, 2009

We all matter.

Animals are truly wonderful creatures. It is not unusual to hear of a rescue situations where one animal risks his or her life for another. In this sense it is a rather obvious observation to note that these creatures are not that different from us. Just think of our police force, fire-fighters and those wonderful citizens who discard all caution when faced with situations where lives are threatened. Thus when we hear or read about a dog in Australia who saves 4 kittens from a burning house, we can’t help but think of the stories of dolphins rescuing drowning victims which inevitably link to the thought of humans helping others. This line of thought brings us back to the inevitable conclusion that sentient beings universally feel a sense of responsibility towards each other and so without thought, they are prepared to value other lives more than they do their own.