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originally posted by: Barcs
a reply to: soulpowertothendegree
I see quite an abundance of humble humans as well. The thing is, with humble folks, they aren't actively going out of their way to start arguments over the validity of their faith or tell people how they should live their lives. They are generally quiet, respectful and treat other people above themselves. When looking at your average citizens, this applies large scale from what I have observed at least. When looking at government leaders and corporate CEOs, it goes out the window and they are the primary people that are destroying the environment at our expense. The average citizen, who is humble isn't speaking out and making a lot of noise, so it's easy to think most people are arrogant because they are the ones always in your face making themselves known. Just some food for thought.
arrogant - having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
humble - having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance.
originally posted by: Barcs
Says who? Who determines how any creature SHOULD be living. It's about survival. Humans primary survival traits are their problem solving skills (intellect) and their ability to manipulate things with their hands. It could one day save us all. It may already have done exactly that when we survived the last glacial period, while a bunch of a other hominid species did not.
originally posted by: GetHyped
With high infant mortality and death and chronic injury from easily treatable diseases? Cool!
Rather than a mass extinction, what we have been bringing about is an increase in misery for the (yet to be) many. Extinction won't come from us, it will come from something lurking, out there.
I firmly believe that we'll turn it around at some point, but if we don't and it causes a mass extinction for the majority of humans, then we will have failed and will have to start over.
Oh and thanks for proving my point about arrogance of humans!
Actually I talk to all the animals. I am like DR. Doolittle and DR. Seuss. If you want to call me arrogant for believing humans are arrogant that is just mindless psyco-babble.
If you have to ask then you are not,
What amazes me is that they are so blinded by their own arrogance they can't see that they are being arrogant
Rumors? What is funny is you actually think you have offered up some kind of proof that refutes the possibility that they could be more spiritual than humans and all you have done repeatedly is prove the main contention of the OP. You are so focused on one aspect of what was written that you have no clue what the entire OP was about. No where in the OP did I say I had proof of anything, the proof has come from the responses.
Humans are arrogant.
I bet if I bring statistics in here and detail all the rapes and murders that humans have done you could not even find .00001% equivalent of the entire animal kingdom combined.
They sure are more spiritual and far less arrogant than any humans.
You have convinced me beyond all shadow of a doubt.
HUMANS ARE THE MOST ARROGANT SPECIES ON THIS PLANET!!!
The premise of the OP was to point out we have no idea what animals think of us because we do not even bother to think they can.
I know I have lumped all HUMANS together, but I realize there are many like me that feel the same way.
That you thought I was speaking on behalf of all humans is humorous, I was giving my perspective and you are just another example of what being arrogant is, look up the definition.
Being humble and being arrogant are two vastly different ideas, being humble allows for you to accept that you can be arrogant at times, being arrogant does not allow for you to be humbled, unless you can admit you are arrogant to begin with.