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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
It may be tongue in cheek, but there is a thread of truth in it. Of course there is a thin line. The only things that really separate us are we usually try to control our impulses, we work hard at hiding a lot of our impulses, we can judge others for not being able to control their impulses, and most important... A lot of us have a conscience to help prevent us from acting on impulses as often as we might would like.
That's really the only difference between us and animals IMO. And of course you do see full blown animalistic behavior in the likes of Dahmer, Bundy, Berkowtiz, and Shawcross. That might tell us how thin that line really is.
Humanity. Animals. What's the difference?!"
originally posted by: feldercarb
a reply to: jupiter869
One portion I disagree with. You cannot demand respect.
Respect is a gift that one person gives to another person. The act of giving and receiving respect shows more of the character of the giver than the receiver.
You can give me respect even tho I do not deserve it or you can withhold respect even tho it is deserved. Either way, the action reflects more your values and believes than the receiver.