I have a feeling that people in today's times are increasingly materialistic. People who are content by small or lesser things are a numbered few.
I have a colleague who has a philosophical bent of mind. Not only is he gentle with mortals but thinks of welfare of non living beings as well.
At times, I understand what he says and rest of the times I console myself by thinking that: "This is philosophy and my mental level is yet to graduate to that level."
So in when such conversation he asked me if I was aware that paper cries too. Before I could say a yes or no, he tore a precious A-4 size paper lying on my table. Then he asked if I heard the cry?
Clueless at the situation I said well I heard tearing of a paper. He philosophised that was the paper's shrill cry.
As I was about to get back to work another colleague came and he and he was about to tell him the same rationality.
But I forbade and asked him, if you feel the paper actually cries. why hurt it??
And then it was his turn to be clueless!!!