sentient beings... thumbs, speech, and other Divine gifts

humans .... created by the Divine? ... i do believe that to be true ... but, special? only in the way we term 'special education' ... i mean, come'on ... we are the least cognizant creatures on this planet ... we never learn by observation ... for if we did, there would never have been a need to write in the old testament and other ancient sources, about personal hygiene, cooking procedures, etc ...

day'umn ... even puppies know not to defecate where you eat and sleep ... humans? another story altogether.

we have speech, thumbs, and all other lil goodies that should make us the most enhanced beings on the planet ... but we cannot keep the most rudimentary survival skills, that are inherent in other species, yet must be deliberately pounded into each generation of the 'higher' life-forms on this rock.

now? humans have devolved to such a degree that nurturing skills must be taught ... and history? is a lesson never learned. 

“Who is conceited enough to imagine that he can actually devise ideal institutions? The only people who think they can are those who believe that nothing significant was ever done before their own time, that their generation will be the first to achieve anything worthwhile, people who are convinced that only they and their current idols possess the truth, and that anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a fool or a knave….it’s a universal law — intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
quote taken from fb friend bill shears ... it showed on his timeline yday ... and i felt a need to spew about it