In the same way humans are programmed to eat, drink and make
love, we’re designed to die as well. Lakhs of mosquitoes die a day, yet the
concept of ‘a mosquito’ remains. Even the smartest of cells in our body make
way to new ones to keep the body running. Why is it then so hard for us to
accept that we are all part of a big picture and we need not fight amongst
The short answer is ego man. But unfortunately that word has become pretty diluted from the recent surge in popularity that eastern philosophy has enjoyed in the western world. I guess we can extend it to ignorance though. A lot of people I think don’t even consider the idea that perhaps they (their name, opinions, social status, occupations, etc.) only have significance in the structure of society that we as social organisms have created. When in reality, they are a part of the great being of existence itself. Even when we do acknowledge this fact, I think often we try to ignore and avoid for fear of losing what we have defined as ourselves (our name, social status, job, etc.) So to attempt and answer your question, at least from my perspective, I think we are sometimes too scared to accept that they are all part of the big picture. Because it’s easy for us to fall victim to the idea that we, personally, are the big picture. It’s just a matter of where you shift your focus to.