I have a friend who styles himself as Psychologist. His expertise and worth as a professional psychologist may be questionable, but his theory about the human being is worthy of attention and cogitation. He divides human beings into two major kinds. One is called’ Although Human” and other is called “But Human”.
When I inquired about these strange types, a meaningful smile appeared on his lips and he started explaining his theory. He said that the first kind might be understood by this simple sentence: He is devoid of humanism although he is a Human. I understood his meanings and asked about the’ But human”. He was somewhat confused over my inquiry and started beating about the bush. He has not a solid argument about “BUT HUMAN.”
He tried his best to answer my question in clear terms but could not. At last, he thought it better to slip away from the scene. I tried myself to get some wind of the proposition. I found myself lost in his sentence, which he divulged before leaving. The sentence ran as: He possesses no human values but he is a human being.” I started pondering over his logic.
I was striving hard to explain the things with some arguments. For this purpose, I started comparing the “But Human” with other flora and fauna of this world. First, I compared this human type with the horse. Some traits are common in both the species. The horse is very difficult to control when it becomes wild. The “But Human” is always uncontrollable. The horse wants to live a life of liberty, the But human always resist restrictions.
A horse is a faithful animal while but human is not. The horse saves his master’s life on the cost of his life. However, human place his safety above every thing else. Here the difference began and continued for the rest of all characteristics of the horse and but human. I rejected the horse and started comparing But Human with donkey. Donkey is famous for its dignity of labor and patience. This is the reason why the west respects the “donkeys.” Americans love the donkey very much and have chosen it as elections symbol of a party. Overall, the west has a special interest in donkeys and always show regards for it. A donkey is revered for its patience like “But Human.” Donkey never demands any thing from his master like the man under discussion. A donkey loves hard work. Here the But human reared for behind the donkey .He never likes work. He wants to have a cake and eat it too. Therefore, I discarded the comparison of donkey with the “But Human.”
Then I thought about the elephant. However, Human remains in his airs just like the elephants remain. He never minds the trivial happenings. He is stooped to his power like the elephant. However, he could not be compared with the revengeful nature of the elephant. “But human” does not remember the excesses .he wants to always make merry even at the cost of his honor.
I dragged myself behind many species of the animal and plants. I compared the But Human with the crow, owl, parrot, and vulture but all were short of the specific characteristics of the But Human. Then I considered the plants .I made its comparisons with cabbage, with roses with a variety of vegetables but could not succeed in finding the true match for But Human.
I was going to be disappointed when a strange idea saves me from disgrace. It was the ideas of comparing the But Human with the Onion. I found perfect match of this type of human being in this delicious vegetable. Onion is a universal vegetable; it is the case with the But Human. THIS VARIETY OF MAN IS FOUND EVERYWHERE ON THE EARTH. Onion is a strange type of vegetable as regards its structure. It is composed of layers of the same shape through out its pith. The man is also composed of the layers of many kinds. When you peel off the onion you find a new layer, the But Human is also have many layers of corruption, misdeeds, and many other vices and follies.
THE IDEA OF ONION SOLVED MY PROBLEM.I could not help admiring the psychologist who had opened a new world of human being where onions rule and the onions are the ruled ones. I was very thankful to my friend and was much obliged to him for his resourceful thinking.