I have saved kids from drowning while stupid life guards looked on, stray cats and dogs, insects from being crushed by other people, talked others out
of going hunting and throwing caught fish back into the water.
Now this is not about me flaunting these good deeds and acting like a wannabe superman.
Actually, last week I had a revelation that blew my mind.
In my bathroom, because of the drought, there are these little ants that scurry around the sink collecting water. For months I would see one or two
and immediately turn on the water and send them down the drain or smush them with my finger like it was a video game. Worst part, i would do it in
autopilot with no emotion.
Anyhow, a week ago, i was about to crush one when something snapped inside my brain and a mental voice boomed a loud "what the hell are you doing,
man? They dont even bite!". I felt like the biggest heel in the world and swore off killing them or sending them down the drain. Even today, when I
see one, I have to restrain myself from the initial impulse to crush it. Goes to show human instinct is not as kind as it should be.
To go even further, tonight i was carrying a bunch of stuff when trying to unlock my front door. Suddenly my sweaty jiujitsu uniform falls off my
arm right on top of a may fly. I immediately picked up my clothes and, as the may fly flew off, I blurted out a "sorry dude!". Thats right, I
actually apologized to a may fly and, what is even more shocking, sincerely meant it!
Conservatives may maliciously categorize my type as a "bleeding heart liberal", but to each his own. Every life is important and precious. If you
are not being harmed, then why harm others regardless of their size or intelligence? Even the thinnest hair makes a shadow and so every life,
regardless of how insignificant it may seem, deserves respect and a chance to achieve its cosmic purpose.
Mosquitos, though, those guys and I have unfinished business. They sow their own karmic beat down at my hand for looking at me as some kind of snack.
Nature's vampire better stay away or else.
edit on 23-2-2012 by Snoopy1978 because: Typo