This brilliant short animation called ”Man” is illustrating Man’s behaviour and its consequences, from the way we consider and treat animals to how we trash our environment. I especially love the eye opening ending that explains a lot about how we got everything wrong. We, humans, are so self-centered that it does not even occur to (most of ) us that our life equally worth a fly’s life – a fly we often kill and discard as a simple nuisance. We are pretty lucky to be ”no ones fly” yet – and by ”we” I mean human beings whose lives are not threatened for being born at the wrong place at a the wrong moment.
If the only way to value one’s life would be to mesure how much one holds on to its life, then every single creature on earth- human, animal and vegetal – would be respected as equal. In a world where humans don’t even respect each other, I find it hard to believe that one day we’ll all give non-humans the same treatment we reserve for ourselves. But as we say in my native country ”L’espoir fait vivre”! – ”We gotta have hope” and keep trying our best to make this world a better place, one Man at a time, starting from ourself! This video is 2 years old and already got more than 10 millions views, if you missed it it’s not too late watch it now!
”Man” by Steve Cutts (2012)