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Capability

The greatest gift God ever gave to humanity is the capability of surviving.

The urge to protect yourself from harm; the urge to have chances; the urge to live.


It not always have to be some major act, things like searching for free food when you have no money on your pocket, or scream your lungs out when something scared you off, or even to push yourself to cheat on test when you ran out of time.
These acts, are the way your body telling you to survive, because yes they wanted to have chances.

Your body and mind believe that there will be something more, hopefully better, after those moments.


So this morning, I read these moving articles about these extraordinary children called feral children.
These children have bravery and willingness to live, higher than any other people you might ever know, since they survived themselves by living with animals.

From the tiniest age, they already taught themselves how to live, to eat, to crawl like animals, just so that they could live another day.

And it’s not a matter of a week or two, but years of survival.
One child, for instance, whose life already transmitted into dozen kinds of documentaries in Ukraine, found living with dogs for 6 years, she can barely spit any kind of human voices when found and preferring to act as her companion: dogs.
On other cases, this Cambodian girl, who spent most of her life in a rare jungle for almost 19 years, was found in the jungle. After living as “human” for 3 years, she still craves the needs to live as one of the jungle community.
Fled back several times to the nearest jungle, slept for days in farms, refused to speak and clothed, she continues to show her longing for her old life in the jungle.

As I read further case after case of these feral children, when pity surrounded the news and discussion board as they continue to find ways to redirect these children to the normal terms of humanity, I felt sad instead.

Sad because, what if these children found comfort not within human, but within animals?

What if these constant compulsions to make them as people in general, are actually making them frustrated and happiness that people wanted them to feel are ceased instead?

Happiness is subjective.
We can’t generalize things that made one person happy will create the same result to the others.
We might think that the ability to speak, to walk straight, to talk to others, can create happiness.
But others, strange as it is, might find happiness in the middle of silence, in the moment when their skin touches dirt and soil, in the comfort of animals as companion.

People who never been introduce to proper urban life, who spent most of their life living under poor condition with no technologies, might be happier than us who has been exposed to many different kind of modern living.
With “not knowing” what they have been missing,they ARE happy beyond words.
The way we taught them that there’s so much more out there, on the other hand, is may somehow increasing their span of happiness level and at the same time decreasing their state of happiness.
Knowing more, making them feeling less, if that’s make sense.

Prosperity is, suddenly, a warranty of achieving happiness.

 

 

What made me even sadder after reading site by site of these feral children, is not the condition these kids have been living.
But how, after being back to humanity, some kids found the companions of rural animals and bonds they’ve made are far better than human they have been known.

Is their home so bad, they rather spent their entire lifetime with creatures who know nothing but how to survive?
Is human love, things we celebrate and proud of the most, somehow can be weaker than animal instinct?


To read more about these incredible and brave children:
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20151012-feral-the-children-raised-by-wolves
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/feral-children/
http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/the-girl-in-the-window/750838
And Wikipedia always a good source of curiosity 🙂

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Future, Human Project, Live, People, Thought

Children of Men

Have been experiencing an euphoria over an accomplished project and seeing couples of children running through small yards, this movie is all I could remember about.
I have watch this movie about 7 years ago.
 
 
 
This is not a typical hollywood movie, with beautiful love story, mesmerising views, or top-rated actors. I don’t think they even ever hit box office chart. This movie’s quite dark, no love story whatsoever, and to top it all, they twists the most unfavourable topics that year to encounter from the first second the movie rolls: End of the world, with reality so close to what people outside television lens living under their feet. But until now, i still could recall almost every scene that this movie displayed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basically, Children of Men told about when 3 pillars of human being are collapsed and the tip of the road is within eyesight. When human development, economic growth and environmental sustainability are perished, and you saw it crumble piece to piece every second of your life, don’t you want the world to just stop right this moment?

When infertility could be spared no more, soil could give you not even piece of nutrients, and people with no job, no sole aim of living, only survival with guns take over their life to create power over people, is it right to call the human race are close enough to extinction?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well, this is not actually the topic i was going to write about. Too long for introduction.

I was going to write about a nowadays movement, which i remember i’ve talked about with 2 of my travel mates on top of a moving boat out of nowhere, that i think is constructive enough to prove ourselves that we, without doubt are still the Children of Men.
 
 
The movement is about constructing chosen village to be a model village, with true purpose not only to develop, but to make it sustain.
To integrate economic, social and environmental issues in all societal spheres and levels on short and long term basis is, lets be honest, the hardest part of this movement. I knew one in my university, in couple of different university social projects, Bayer, Unilever and other companies that might had not get wider spread as these companies did.
 
 
So can’t we dream a little dream today, for the sake of one Sunday afternoon, being spent in a totally different environment that made me think beyond what i’m usually and capable of doing?
 
 
 
 
What if, what IF, every single non profit organisations, education institutions, and corporations, have true calling (and courage) to take a bullet and choose one village, then construct a sustainable model village?
 
What if, every model village developers have perspective to build an independent society, not only to conduct reconstruction of infrastructures and environmental values, but also education, entrepreneurship character building and health programs, in order to enhance opportunity of sustainable living in society involved?
 
What if, these model village programs, eventually drive successfully and could actually foster the sustainability of human being itself?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sustainable village in my opinion, could actually achieve a decrease in poverty by enhancing the economic growth of the village.
You can do it by providing a cash transfer, or you can encourage people to explore and develop people’s skill in hope that they can make their own business to trigger the economic growth.
Or, you can decrease health issues, by ensuring nutrition and prevent diseases, making sure that every infants, babies and future generations have a proper living.
There’s a lot of aspect you can change, from economic view, health issues, environmental sustainability, education and so on, when you have the power to actually, brought change to a handful of people, and alter a generation.
 
 
 
 
It’s a beautiful thing, you see, when people with power and money, could pick one societies to convert, and works it Pay-It-Forwardly (this word not even exist) so one by one, the entire degrading societies and living spaces are flourishing AND infecting other villages after they are capable on walking by themselves. When you see other beings changed to a better one, when you can see natural resources and place we are living in secured and harvested, when nothing but good things are outspread within your gaze, will people be ready for heaven since they’re already living in one?
 
 
 
 
Of course, there’s no such thing as perfect idea. There’s always obstacles behind our way. Barriers over political stability around area we’re developing, stability over developers dedication towards program, and even characteristics of the community will eventually take trolls on how much our programs could actually working.
 
 
How could you create changes, when the mindset of the society are likely to perceived a model village as an income effect or even charity, or they don’t even have interest in what you’re doing, hence the sense of ownership over aspects that being developed in the village are absent? Sustainable model village is a complex sustainable development project due to its interrelated development in human’s life pillars, which means that model village could not be forced to certain societies if those societies itself did not show any participation or being hard to cooperate.
 
 
 
 
That is why i do think that to make this programs work, the most important thing is public participation. Village community and development agents should stand on equal terms, which means development agents act ONLY as facilitators and introducing technical know-how and other needed resources to community, while community itself who takes the lead role in decision-making and implementation of development activities. They will eventually use their local resources and popped every single problems that arose in their daily life and this is excellent, since they are the one who will continue this program on in the future.
 
All this programs need is this one primal word: dedication.
 
Dedication from developers to actually stand as equal until there is no social level diversification with targeted society, dedication from developers to build public awareness towards issues they brought up and involving societies in decision making, dedication to NEVER stop, until community could actually stand still on their own.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bringing changes towards people while also preserved their cultural values and tradition are tricky. I realise from the beginning of my pencil wrote this as my ultimate bucket-list, since to achieve the core value of this movement is close to impossibility from case to case i’ve read.
 
But don’t you think it will be worth trying for (not only once) in your life?

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