Unlike humans, Apes survive and thrive based on one simple principle:
“Ape Not Kill Ape.”
They can fight, hurt each other, even beat each other to near-death, but they can not kill each other.
Such a simple premise, but like all great models, ideas or principles, it IS simple.
We are stronger when we are together.
We are stronger when we help each other.
Apes, like humans, are not meant to kill each other. It’s not in their nature, and there is nothing wiser than nature.
We can kill other species for food or survival, but we are not meant to kill each other.
In the movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, quite aside from brilliant acting, cinematography and some new amazing techniques (not least the ‘post-human’ acting from Andy Serkis and others) – the story is also fantastic (if you can look past some of the hollywood treatment at the end) – I would recommend you go and see it.
So why is it that in this day and age, there is so much pain and suffering and humans ARE killing humans (not only that but doing so in terrible ways)?
Why have we still not evolved beyond that?
The simple idea of helping others is one I have written about extensively (mostly on my other site, Networking Secrets).
This idea works well in a social setting (networking) and in business, as well as in life.
My primary concern for the moment though is that we are living in a world with amazing possibilities like never before, yet there are unspeakable atrocities happening all over the world. The subject is not ‘life’ or ‘business’, but ‘humanity‘ (or lack thereof).
Say NO to Injustice and Human Killing
So, we may not be in positions of power and influence…
Stop right there – take a look around.
Something big is happening all around us every day.
The world (i.e having power and influence in the world) is no longer so dependent upon permission or your position.
Via social media and in an ever connected world, we all have a voice – think Arab Spring.
So I encourage you to make your voice heard.
It may only be a whisper, but sometimes even just a whisper can cause great things to happen if eventually it reaches the right ears.
You can absolutely do something about these atrocities. There are plenty of avenues you can follow.
If you feel strongly about any of this, here are a few simple things you can do:
- Google it to find out more about the situation and look at it from all angles (plus please check your sources when you do this)
- Say something about it via your own social media channels
- Find and join a conversation about it to add your voice to that conversation (e.g. use a hashtag to search in Twitter)
- Find a petition and sign it (which you can often do really easily) – two great places to look for these are Avaaz.org and Amnesty International
It is simple.
Ape Not Kill Ape.
We all deserve humanity – and we are stronger when we help each other.