One of my friends showed me this flash animation of Ernest Cline's poem Dance Monkeys Dance. He refers to all humans as just a bunch of monkeys and points out some of the ridiculous behaviors we do.
"Monkeys whose brains have evolved
to such an unmanageable size
that it's now pretty much impossible
for them stay happy for any length of time
In fact, they're the only animals
that think they're supposed to be happy.
All of the other animals can just be.
But it's not that simple for the monkeys."
Anyway, I thought it was worth mentioning because he has some very interesting points.
Here is the site where you can hear the whole thing: http://www.ernestcline.com/spokenword/dance.htm.