Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Companionship is not a Concept

ON MY LIFELONG PATHWAY I gave up my futile desire for companionship even for a long or short period of meeting point. It, however, happened after my migration (for education) from my native village to Mumbai city – a transition from Natural Environment to Urban Environment.

Our social life is transient; friends, family members, relatives, co- workers, and now everyone spinning fast on different orbits seeking identity, to prove concept of individuality.
Such is the dominance of living in Virtual Reality, propagated by ET-IT Age, embedded either in the bygone Past, or in Future that is  speculation: in the decadent society and disintegrating family. 

To restore Companionship is possible only in a Community and Habitat, both at a Human Scale.

Community is a cohesive collective in true spirit of democracy. Any civilized society being based on hierarchy cannot be democratic. Whereas, Global Village is misnomer, an illusion projected by profiteers and power mongers.  
Companionship & Community still persist among Aborigine tribes in India and elsewhere.   

Companionship is neither a concept nor altruism. It's natural way for the species, plants or animals. A plant when is in a community bears fruits in abundance, along with others. rather than that stands single in a field: None faces Identity Crisis, like Post-historic Man.
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© Remigius de Souza, all rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Archeologists say dog was the earliest animal that humans domesticated (more than 10000 years ago). Dogs have proved to be best companions. Some speculate they kept the dogs for food (meat). May be. In North Eastern States of India, some tribes have dog's meat on festive days.