Some years ago I visited a zoo in
For my part how was struck by how alike we are. They way he used his hands, the expressions he used with other chimps, and the simple way he could ignore the people behind the glass. Knowing they were there staring at him, and carrying on just the same with chasing bugs. Living in such close proximity to human beings hadn’t taught him any empathy for the multitude of faces behind the glass.
I was also reminded of a comment I’d once heard about evolution: “How could anyone look at a monkey and think we’re related.”
So I stood there asking myself that same question. And I came up with one answer: Empathy.