Are You A Fungible Human?

fungible: (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind. —

Imagine three sacks of rice imbued with the ability to speak. The first says, I am the best; the second says, No, I’m the best, because I smell better when cooked; the third says, No, no, no, I’m the best because my color is clearer. Who cares what these sacks of rice say? They’re fungible commodities—they taste (almost) the same, they look (almost) the same, they smell (almost) the same.

Humans are non-fungible, but made fungible by society. We all have unique talents; we all see things differently. But everything is stamped out by society’s propaganda. What’s the result? Fungible humans.

Look around. What do you find? There are many groups, and in each group, the members are saying, thinking, creating, and doing the same things. They dress the same way, they talk the same way; they like the same things, they hate the same things. Each group has sucked the uniqueness out of its members, and they became “sacks of rice.”

We weren’t meant to be fungible automatons.