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Friday, 7 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge - 4-6-2017 - Letter F

F for First

            Why this thirst
            To be the first?
            Because mankind is the human RACE.

           There is this strange allure of being the first ever to do anything, get anywhere, find something, or to even just come into this world! Notice the special place the Firstborn has, in any culture or community?

            Is competition hardwired into human nature? Is it a survival instinct too? Maybe that is where it all began. Maybe primitive man had to rush away from spewing volcanoes and marauding animals, and it was but natural to crow a bit, “I got out FIRST!”

           Yet the civilized world has only encouraged this instinct --- to come first in a race, to stand first in class. No doubt, the ambition, the drive and the enthusiasm have led man to progress, evolve, invent and discover. Now, if only humans also wanted to be the first to volunteer, to help, or even to shoulder the blame, the world would be a much better place.