Most people have been made to believe that we humans are "Ashraful Makhlooqaat" (The Best of Creation, The Crown of Creation), and they keep saying it.
Is the wishful thinking borne out by the Qur'an? No!
17:70 Surely, We have conferred dignity on children of Adam (as a birth right, regardless of where the child is born), and provided them with transport on land and sea and given them decent things of life. We have favored them with excellence over very many of those whom We have created. .....WA FADDHALNAHUM 'ALA KATHEER-IM-MIMMAN KHALAQNA TAFDHEELA.....
So, humans are better than very many of the created beings, we are certainly not the best.
Can you think of any dilemma the above situation creates for our mind? I will be happy to elaborate the dilemma that I face :-)