We are not HUMAN anymore

Sushanta Pyakurel
3 min readApr 4, 2021


Photo by Joel Tinner

Yes, we evolved from animals to become humans. But when we started fighting among ourselves, we ceased to act like humans; in fact, we lost our humanity.

We’ve made significant advancements, creating various technologies, more than enough to ensure everyone on Earth can live contentedly. We have all we need to survive indefinitely, as long as our planet remains intact. We’ve achieved everything necessary — from landing on the moon to understanding the Martian surface, knowing the distances to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and all the planets in our solar system. We’ve even calculated the vastness of the universe. We should take pride in our genius; we are humans, superior animals. Yes, animals. We belong to the animal kingdom.

Ask anyone how far the Sun is from Earth, and most can give a prompt answer. If not, a simple Google search will display the precise distance on the first page. It’s incredible how Google has become a vast repository of knowledge. But here’s the paradox: Google can provide you with information about the distance to the Sun, yet it can’t tell you how many people are succumbing to hunger, war, terrorism, mafia activities, or crime. We don’t know how many people perished recently from starvation, even if they were thousands of kilometers away. Yet, we possess information about Mars, which is 209.66 million kilometers from Earth.

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Millions of people are dying due to hunger, lack of water, and shelter. This is a disgrace to me, to us, to humanity. We shouldn’t even call ourselves human. Our Earth is abundant enough to sustain us all, offering ample space for shelter and water. This planet is collectively ours. Each of us has an inherent right to everything in nature. Even when we seemingly lack food, water, or space, we cannot genuinely claim we don’t have enough because we all understand our capacity to produce plenty. In fact, we are already producing more than enough food, water, and shelter. If we ceased production today, we’d still have sufficient resources to feed ourselves for around a month. After a month, if production were to resume for just one week, we’d have enough for another three months. We know we can achieve this. On the other side, people just a few hundred kilometers away are starving. The exact figures might be off, but the message is clear — people are dying of hunger. Even if one person suffers this fate, it’s a shame on us. We possess the capability to save them, yet we let them perish.

Let’s ponder this deeply; we can regain our humanity. If things persist as they are, we’re all at risk of perishing, not necessarily from hunger, but possibly due to anger, ego, or other destructive forces. We don’t need further development if we can’t use our current advancements properly. Nothing will change, and we won’t benefit from these achievements.