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Aping Culture: Youth are good at ‘aping’ February 16, 2007

Posted by sinchan in Belia.
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 By F.Abdullah

“Chimpanzees speak in dialects, invent odd grooming styles, and drum better than most kids in marching bands. So what’s left to separate them from us?” I quote this from Meredith F. Small:  Discover Vol. 21 No. 05/May 2000. (http://www.discover.com/issues/may-00/features/feataping/) Now who is aping whom?  Many Malaysian youth may never have witnessed a monkey or locally known as ‘beruk’, good at aping people and  trained to climb a coconut tree…or fable regarding tales of monkeys ‘aping’ the humans. But as to the definition of youth by Malaysian standard, it is those falling between the age group of 15 to 40 years old…and (sigh), I guess many of us feel relief that at 40 years old , in Malaysia…you are still considered as youthful, and…. many Malaysians are still youthful!!!! So…let us not meander further, coming back to the point of discussion, the youth today may be perceived to be good at aping…aping the western culture? Aping the apes, chimpanzees and monkeys…and other animals? Subconsciously, human beings have three psychological levels; the ego, superego and the id: www.allamaiqbal.com/publications/journals/review/apr99/4.htm. The beastiality or animal- like behaviour inherent  in humans, that lurk subconsciously in the deeper realms of the human psyche explains the manifestations of animal-like behaviour that surfaced(http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/preview/Ego%2C_superego%2C_and_id).  If the clothing, hairstyle, culture, antics, movements, gyrations and body language of the youth are observed…they do resemble the ‘animal kingdom’ to a certain extent. I am not implying that  Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is proven ‘true’ (http://www.allaboutscience.org/darwins-theory-of-evolution.htm),  or that I am insulting the human species…but there are correlations and similarities. A picture speaks a thousand words…so let the images speak for themselves….

But having stated all these…I am sure that there are many positive aspects of the human being; for it is the civilised norms, codes and behaviour, with the utilisation of the amazing human faculties and mind, our compassionate nature and sympathetic and emphatic understanding, is what separate us ‘human beings’ from them, the beasts!!

  

To be continued

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1. oldschool boyz - February 22, 2007

i agree your article but not fully agree.I agree your first paragraph where you said a young malaysian today
same a ape and another species call chimpanze,monkey and especially called “BERUK”.Why i said this sentence coz if we see at today,many people especially youthfull join this ciminal example “mat rempit, drug adic and many more criminal.
And now,i many-many not agree when you called a youthfull today as “beruk’ You must understand,in this world human is

2. fazul - February 22, 2007

wallah…kot ye pn jgnla sama kan manusia kita same as monkey or ever.its seems like de writer were same too… yarkkkk :8P

3. budak-budak nakal - February 22, 2007

we never agree youth is an beasts. we are human n we going concern as a human..
if u agree with Darwin, means u are the beasts and u agree u, ur son, ur daugther, and ur family THE BEAST

human origins come from Adam n Hawa.. we care Khalifatullah. u r muslim isn’t.. y u compare with Darwin’s Theory..

you cannot judge youth as apes by looking a little bit of youth..
why they became like this?

4. oldschool boyz - February 22, 2007

i agree your article but not fully agree.I agree your first paragraph where you said a young malaysian today
same a ape and another species call chimpanze,monkey and especially called “BERUK”.
Why i said this sentence coz if we see at today,many people especially youthfull join this ciminal example “mat rempit, drug adic and many more criminal.
And now,i many-many not agree when you called a youthfull today as “beruk’ You must understand,in this world human is so perfect design.When you called the youthfull today,you same tht..do you agree with me??

5. munir B - March 1, 2007

come on la brader…manusia mana boleh sama ngan beruk…tgk fizikal pun dah tahu…tgk bulu pun dah tahu…tak tahu la kalau penulis asyik ‘berbulu’ je…boleh la nak disamakan ngan beruk…manusia punya darjat yang tinggi…mana boleh nak disamakan ngan binatang…hanya ‘binatang’ saja akan cakap manusia sama macam binatang…maklumlah nak tuntut hak kesaksamaan…binatang tetap binatang..!

6. F.Abdullah - March 6, 2007

I do not agree to Darwin’s theory of evolution as I am a Muslim and I believe that all human beings originate from Adam and eve…but even in the religion…it states that ;manusia’ ada sifat ‘malaikat’ dan ‘kebinatangan’ dalam diri seseorang…that is why you see orang perangai lagi teruk daripida binatang…throw their babies…buang anak (Haiwan lebih tahu sayang anak), kill their own mother or family for money or drugs….mothers, fathers killing their own children….Pesta ‘mandaram’ beramai-ramai (orgee)..etc…

All these things are happening…sick man…many emotionally and psychologically ‘hurt’ people out there that needs our attention..

so to clear to the air again….I say that ada segelintir manusia kadangkala bersifat bagai haiwan….correlations and similarities…

please read my other article soon…ok..Thanks for your responses…see you all soon on the web

F Abdullah


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