Long back in school, I read the Darwin’s theory of Survival of the Fittest. In layman’s terms it said that in any species only the ones fit enough to survive the challenges posed by nature will be able to survive and sustain.
Applying the same theory to myself and people around me, I can easily say that we humans have overcome the challenges of the nature posed on us to a large extent with the best amenities and doctors available to us. However, I still see each one of us struggling to Survive.
The struggle to get admission in a good school, struggle to get good scores, struggle for a well to do job, struggle to run the family, struggle to speak my thoughts, struggle to be myself, struggle to be an ideal daughter, sister, wife, daughter-in-law, mother, friend, colleague. The struggle to dodge the traffic, struggle for safety, struggle to book a ticket, struggle to buy stuff before a sale ends, struggle to be connected with phone and internet……
The list seems to be endless….but it keeps me wondering that each and every struggle out of the above seem like a struggle of Survival….. We as individuals and society judge each other every now and then based on how fairly or badly one has cleared each struggle….. To fail in one seems to be a matter of shame and laughter in the society and hence life threatening…..
We are still fighting for Survival…..Struggles have now become more psychological and hypothetical…..I do not remember my parents having the list as big as mine….with every generation, the list of Struggles is getting bigger and bigger…..
Don’t you feel we need to ponder over and actually try and eliminate the struggles instead of increasing them with every passing day….Have we really evolved or are we still stuck in the Darwin’s theory to be better and fitter to survive our own species????