I have to go back to the old photo archive to find natural images for today’s challenges. Finally, I decided to put this picture in my post this time. Yes, this is another photo of the Heroes Cemetery as a part of the collection pictures that I have posted here several times. A little reason why I want to post this picture is the idea about how we are who live in this world with those who are in different realms.
Behind the sapodilla tree, is a row of graves of heroes who are Muslim, because indeed the tree is on that block. I underline the word “block” here to describe how we, humans, categorize, dividing, discriminating with each other through various means. Through all of these ways we consider other people superior or inferior, have high or low status, etc., but in general, whatever status we attach to certain people or groups of people, it is always easier to find the bad or negative side of others than their glory, kindness, or positive side. Indeed, every person, tribe, or nation has their own perspective, but differences should not make us feel better, more righteous, more valuable, or more worthy of living than others, right?
I think, as long as there is our view of our difference in certain perspectives or paradigms, which conveyed through insults, criticism, bullying, complaints, rumors, or even just saved in mind as murmurs, or assumptions and thoughts about shortcomings, weaknesses, and other people’s ugliness, group, religion, sect, sect, ethnicity, culture, nation or whatever to anyone… there must be something in common that we need to renovate or transform from within ourselves.
It would be wise to always remember a proverb;
“Ants across the ocean are clear
The elephant before eyes invisible.”
After all, if we are who still living in this world too often thinking and talking about various differences between fellow humans, are they those who have gone before us since thousands of years ago until second ago who are now in different realms, are they still in groups in the same way, at least on one own initiative, to gossip about all the differences?
In your opinion, is it too hard for humans to see differences naturally without any frills?