Sunday, August 5, 2012
Rubber band. An unprepossessing thing you find at home which you used to take for granted. Bakit nga naman hindi? Isn't this the one you blew with your hands when you were playing dampa as a kid, the one vendors use to tie together pechay or malunggay bundles in the market? For some reason, though, you couldn't get this thing off your mind now after a professor in one of your post graduate classes used this object to metaphorize humanity - the potentials and limitations of the human species. "Our genes dictate what kind of rubbers we are in terms of size, aesthetics, etc.", she says. Nature has pre-determined our physical composition, our thought and emotional processes, our capabilities. In short, Nature has pre-defined to what extent we can be stretched; biology has spoken as to what we can or cannot do.