Last night was quite a night, apart from the fact that I tried raw fish with chop sticks ( I do not know how I managed those sticks)there was something else.
I love to observe and absorb. Helps me get different perspective and a better understanding of regular stuffs. While we 7 were diving into the sushi platter, 3 other guys from work joined us. Well, they came from a bar and they needed something stronger than beer.
Being a lifetime sober I knew something exciting was waiting for me. It started with one guy buying drink to one woman in our group. And it ended with the woman getting absolutely drunk. Pretty usual story line. Now here is the thing, unfortunately I am always the ( unwilling) designated driver, in fact this is one reason I try to avoid parties, given that it was a monday night I was not really expecting this.
But what surprised me more was the guys, we work together, and after this woman got drunk, they started laughing at her. She was not moving, thank god there was another female team member who helped her to get into car. But, all these guys being in their 30s or mid 30s were behaving like they are back in college. I found it really surprising. I was bit pissed off with them in the beginning, I was trying to connect the dots, may be it was the alcohol that made them act like jerks,
But then, I thought about the behavior. Yea, after dropping the drunk girl home, it was time to put my critical thinking cap on. I wonder if we have really evolved as a society, we laugh at others miserable situation, we are often not responsible. And if I come out that one sushi bar and think about a bigger community, we are still fighting over land, silver, food and other resources like we used to do in middle ages. We think any outsider is a threat to our resources and safety.
Anyway, it is what it is, good thing is, we had Galileo, Tesla and all these great scientists. May be they did not know what they were doing for the society, may be we do not have enough understanding about their contribution. I guess, sometimes before you can do the right thing, it is important that you are proven wrong and you understand it.
I would really like to see more humanity on this planet. I do not know about you, but when I see people not even giving up there spots for pregnant ladies or someone old and who needs the seat, I feel like the humanity is disappearing from human race faster than those ice caps from face of earth.