We say that the chameleon changes colour every moment. And it changes the colour of its skin so that it corresponds to the colour of the surroundings. This helps the creature to hoodwink its enemies and protect itself.
This is one of the numerous wonders of nature and creation. That is the instinct of self-preservation of life. But when it comes to the human beings, the instinct of self preservation extends beyond a limit and takes bizarre proportions.
There is a distinction between the humans and the rest of the animal world. That distinction is in the sphere of the human values, principles, ethics and morality. When man compromises on these for his narrow interests he is compared to chameleon, though it does not do justice to the chameleon. Like all comparisons, this too suffers from a limitation. But it makes us understand the phenomenon.
Many thanks to this lovely creature that makes us simplify the complexities of a "human".
All of these are clicked on my Canon EOS 1000D. (Specifications on request)
I thought I must post a few pointed observations for you to ponder. I would say enjoy the truth, but often enough, the truth may hurt...
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- BUT several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbour as himself and cuts his throat if his theology is not straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe. The higher animals have no religion. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste...
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."
We disrespect all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the scope of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.
Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to annihilate his kind. He is the only animal that helps to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel... And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for 'the universal brotherhood of man' - with his mouth.
He is the one who goes around saying that the world owes him a living; unaware is he that the world owes him nothing; it was here first.
Finally just to add “Man is the only animal that plays the ape to his ideal."