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I don't give flies much credit for being intelligent.
don't give flies much credit for being intelligent.
originally posted by: RifRAAF
30cm of cotton thread
Carefully glue one end of the thread to the fly, while holding the other end. Once the glue dries, release the fly but continue to hold the other end of the thread. You can now take your fly for a walk
originally posted by: violet
Interesting, I swear sometimes they are intent on pestering.
Your experiment can only prove anything if you took a sip from each glass. I think the flies are attracted to human saliva or your scent. That's what it was I do think.
We are extremely caught up in our own individualized relativistic observations. We don’t take the time to appreciate other perspectives. If you want to see where I’m going with this, try to imagine what life would be like as a fly. Call this an exercise in compassion. Some of you may not be ready and mature enough for this level of compassion, which is fine.
When I said, “Try to imagine what life would be like as a fly, I know some of you were thinking things like “Why would I want to do that?”, and “That’s dumb.” and “Fly’s eat poop.”, and those are the people who aren’t going to get this, for the simple fact that they are too judgmental to have compassion. Yeah flies eat poop, and from their relative perspective, it tastes pretty good. I know you don’t care about what it’s like to be a fly, but the fly cares about being a fly relatively just as much as you care about being a human and the one observer cares about each of you equally.
Compassion is like looking at a smaller animal and knowing you are more powerful than it is and you could probably kill it easily for food, but instead, you look past that and also see how powerful it is on its own relative terms. You see that its just as powerful as you are relatively to itself. Then you imagine what it is like to walk around as this creature with its own relative power and glory. Then you kinda start to ACTUALLY feel what it is like to be that creature. I can't put the experience's value in words. For one thing, there is a greater understanding of God. But what is understood can only be understood by doing compassion yourself. The value is in the understanding.