Amitabh Bachchan has been an active contributor in spreading awareness in the midst of the coronavirus episode. The actor, who has just released a couple of videos about preventive measures, has now shared a tale about what being civilized actually means.
‘We are at our best when we serve others’, Amitabh Bachchan Shares
Telling a story about the first sign of civilisation, he wrote, “Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones. But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.”
He went on to add, “A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, Mead said.” Referring to his fans, he said, “ You are all the medics that repair that ‘broken femur’.”
He ended the post with the message, “We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilized. be safe .. be cautious .. be in care ..”
The actor also shared a picture of a quarantined person who are being stamped to keep a tab on their numbers. He tweeted, “Stamping started on hands with voter ink, in Mumbai .. keep safe , be cautious , remain isolated if detected.”
Like the whole film fraternity, Amitabh has also taken a break from work in the midst of coronavirus lockdown. Notwithstanding, he despite everything went to an account recording in isolation.
He wrote on his blog, “Just in to say all is well .. be safe and be in care and precaution .. will write later .. was in a rush to get to work .. work meaning isolated individual work at recording .. recording for a Son è Lumière of a historic monument !”
T 3473 – Stamping started on hands with voter ink, in Mumbai .. keep safe , be cautious , remain isolated if detected .. pic.twitter.com/t71b5ehZ2H
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 17, 2020