Horse Sense and Stable Thinking

Earlier this week a police horse was brutally beaten-up by one emotionally unstable Member of Legislative Assembly from Uttarakhand i.e. U.K. of India. The faithful and dutiful animal lost his rear leg due to irreparable injuries suffered due to this beating. Shaktiman, the horse, is accepting all the damage as silently as he accepted the pain of ironic mental strength displayed by a gentleman called Ganesh Joshi, the MLA .

Intelligence, or for that matter idiotness, is a gift of God to the mankind. So is silence, forbearance and ability to do painstaking hard work a gift of God to other animals. One is superior to other is therefore an irrelevant argument unless we know the context of such a comparison. More so because superiority or inferiority gets proved by circumstances of situations.   

No wonder this great human being seems to be superior to a horse. He has brain and the ability to use that brain wisely. Some amazing skills to stand-up as representative of people and of course a wonderful heart to fight for a cause. Yet, the horse despite of his lack of giftedness, seems to be more sensible than Mr. Joshi. He behaved himself when he was beaten mercilessly. He could have shown his prowess with couple of strong kicks on mindless head of this man-like animal. But he has been trained to be well mannered and patient. He was made to pay the price for being honest and gentle. 

When we humans get wrapped in arrogance we tend to assume that we have all the power to abuse the world around us. This horse and his plight is an excellent example of where our thinking is going. We forget the real heroes of past who helped us win battles and who have saved our lives. What we are and where we are is thanks to who we were and how we reached here. Shaktiman, like many other speechless trees and animals has taught us a lesson without speaking a single word. 

Josh is good. But Hosh is better, now and forever.


Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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