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originally posted by: Kashai
A major problem with our civilization is that we are prepared to express hatred to towards each other. The strange thing about that is the extent to which such behavior interferes with survival. A problem could be this that as a species we are placing more emphasis upon our differences than what is in common. Balance is important as it is a reflection of our ability as Men and Women to stabilize a situation while at the same time addressing real issues relevant to survival.
Consider that if the behavior of another person causes you (plural) to experience hatred it is potentially because to them what they did was natural for some really demented reason.
Perhaps then understanding that Animals can be defined as Narcissistic in a Homicidal way, literally.
Just some thoughts.
The 'hate circuit' includes structures in the cortex and in the sub-cortex and has components that are important in generating aggressive behavior, and translating this into action through motor planning, as if the brain becomes mobilized to take some action. It also involves a part of the frontal cortex that has been considered critical in predicting the actions of others, probably an important feature when one is confronted by a hated person.
The subcortical activity involves two distinct structures, the putamen and insula. The former, which has been implicated in the perception of contempt and disgust, may also be part of the motor system that is mobilized to take action, since it is known to contain nerve cells that are active in phases preparatory to making a move.
originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Supposed I told you that ancient peoples engaged in behaviors that contradict current moral rules due to the fact they thought they were doing the right thing?In other words that part of their brain that was most active while engaged in atrocities had more to do with good feeling than hate?
Hate is reasoning for aggression at the group scale as well as the individual scale?
How is then is survival defined socially?
In the center or hub of the iconic Buddhist image of the Wheel of Life, or Bhavachakra, usually you will find a picture of a pig or boar, a cock, and a snake, The energy of these creatures turns the wheel of samsara, where unliberated beings wander and experience birth, death, and rebirth, around and around.
These three creatures represent the Three Poisons, or Three Unwholesome Roots, which are the source of all "evil" and negative mental states. The Three Poisons are lobha, dvesha and moha, Sanskrit words usually translated as "greed," "hate" and "ignorance."
“Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.”
King James Version (KJV)