Humans Are Freaks of Nature!
What do you think about when you hear the phrase “freak of nature”? You may think of some ugly, ungodly insect or animal. If you’re into obscure movies, you may think of this; pop music fans may think of this album by American singer Anastacia. Do you know what I think of when I hear the phrase “freak of nature”?
That’s right. When I hear the phrase “freak of nature”, I think of you and me. That’s right, you reading this. You’re a freak of nature just like the person who has written this article. I’ve already written about how humans are the stupidest species in the whole world and how hard it is to interact with them. I’ve also written an article questioning whether other animals are more humans than we give credit. Now, I’m going to write about why humans are freaks of nature.
First off, humans have so many languages and dialects that we can’t even understand each other. You can say it’s because we have so many variants of humans, but there are many other variants of other species, too. Take a look at dogs, for example. We’ve got beagles, bassets, corgis, bulldogs, etc. But if you hear them, they’re speaking the same language between each other. Maybe by dog logic, they’re also speaking different languages from each other, but that’s not the vibe I’m getting when I see my dog Phoebe barking at the other dogs.
“But Emily,” you might say, “What about wolves? They’re pretty similar to dogs. Wouldn’t that mean that dogs do speak different languages?” Maybe, but dogs and wolves are different species. If we’re making the implication that dogs and wolves speak different languages despite being the same species (even though they’re not), then that would mean that humans speak different languages because there are different species of humans. And if you’re asking me, that’s a pretty stupid analogy. Then again, who knows? Maybe we’re just like the birds, but even then, that’s a pretty big stretch since birds mostly sound the same to me.
Speaking of different species, we’re the only ones to have animosity towards each other for having different skin colors or being a different ethnicity. I don’t see dogs having that problem, though, then again, I don’t understand their language. When my dog Phoebe barks at the dogs next door, she’s mostly happy to talk to them, and they’re not even the same breed. Hell, my dog likes to play with my cat Lily, and they’re not even the same species! In fact, dogs and cats are stereotyped to be worst enemies! If my dog and cat can get along despite being completely different species, then why can’t we humans get along with each other even though we’re the same species?
Are we just like cats, where we just can’t get along with each, even when we’re the same type? You know how much cats fight. I definitely know; I used to have a cat named Charlie, and every night, he fought every cat in our neighborhood. Eventually, he got sick and died at the young age of seven-and-a-half years old. We still don’t know what officially caused him to get sick, but I do have a feeling it’s from all that fighting with the other cats outdoors at night. It’s why I keep my current cat Lily indoors. I guess that’s why a lot of parents nowadays keep their kids inside all the time. But that doesn’t mean that’s a good idea, either.
As a matter of fact, keeping your kids and yourself away from risks all the time is a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong — I think putting yourself in danger for the sake of being in danger is a bad idea, but not taking any risks is just as bad, if not worse. Think about all the wonderful innovations humans have come up with to aid our survival. The telephone, firearms, the internet, agriculture, medicine, and so much more. All these things have been used for evil, but think of how many lives they’ve all saved. Humans are the only animals that have come up with such complex innovations; you don’t see dogs or any other animals coming up with these ideas, do you? No, all other animals use their natural instincts to survive. Humans don’t just survive, we thrive!
And yet, we’ve gotten so used to all these innovations that we can no longer accept death. It’s no secret that humans are living longer than ever; this trend has been going on since the twentieth century. Nowadays, it’s just a given for the average person to make it to at least seventy years old; some are trying to make humans live up to 150 years like giant tortoises. However, I’m not sure if that’s such a good idea. We’ve gone through so many atrocities throughout the years (some still going on to this day), so this makes me ask why anyone would want to live that long. And with the sedentary lifestyle most people (in the west) have today, that would be a boring life to live. Imagine living 150 years doing nothing with it. Sounds miserable, doesn’t it?
Now imagine living to be 150 years old in general and wondering how that will influence our idea of death. Death sucks — I get it. But we have to remember that it’s a natural part of life. In fact, death is the only inevitable part of life; life itself isn’t a guarantee. And I personally think that all the advancements we have made over the years have made people forget that they, too, will die at any moment. I could keel over from an aneurysm or a shotgun wound as I’m typing this. Life is precious; we need to live every day of it as if it’s our last and not take it for granted. Do you think the other animals have this problem? I highly doubt it.
Our multiple languages, our inability to get along with each other, and our inability to deal with death are the reasons why we humans are absolute freaks of nature. We’ve done many wonderful things, but sometimes, I think we should learn from the other animals and just live life.