reply to post by snowspirit
Humans have the CAPACITY to be extremely malicious and do wanton acts of evil for reasons they could have made up in their minds. Meaning it doesn't
directly relate to any necessary process.
HOWEVER, what so many of you animal enthusiasts like to neglect is that we ALSO have the ability to do the same with wanton acts of kindness. We have
that glorious potential to act for the benefit of not only humans, but animals, and all life in general.
We have hospitals for animals. Do animals have hospitals for us?
We raise charities for one another. We hurt and cry for the pain of our own species, and the pain of others species.
Granted, not ALL of us are this way. But it is the same with animals. Some animals WOULD try and help a hurt human. Some animals COULD probably feel
some sense of depression for the suffering of a human.
I hate that people talk about animals as if everything they do is right. And they seem to pay most attention to the fact that humans CAN be bad,
rather than the fact that we can be GOOD.
Seriously. What animals go out of their way to unite all their surrounding ecosystems? How many gazelle have gone into a lion's den with the intent
of establishing good relations? How many of those lions would even bother to communicate?
There are those of us that TRY to preserve nature. Those of us that try to get things done via peaceful communication, acting for the cause of
another; at times even doing for others even though others don't care for us.
Stop looking to humans with this sense of lament and realize that we hold more influence than animals. We have far more reach and capability. We can
build machines, we can harness wonderful pools of energy, we can find cures for devastating illnesses, we CAN make the world a better place.
We have that tremendous potential.
Not ALL of us embrace that potential, but yeah. We HAVE it.
Name another animal that has setup their own space program and gone to the moon. Name another animal that has engineered a method of travel that all
the other animals can use to go from one continent to another. Name an animal that developed a web of knowledge that allows them to communicate with
animals across the globe in a near instant.
We're the ones that got this far. We're the ones that can shake the Earth and harness the power of the Sun. Why? Because we're not like them.
Ever heard that one thing, "one of these things is not like the other?"
Yeah, that applies here.
And just like we have the potential to royally **** everything up, we also have the potential to make us a beautiful world.
I also despise how people that defend animals seem to neglect that plants are living creatures too, and are as much a part of this world as animals
and humans. But whatever. Everyone should just eat plants. Why?
"Because planets don't look anything like us, and they don't bleed or show anything I can register as emotion/feeling. So, it is okay to eat
If plants had faces like animals and humans, they'd be against eating plants too.
"How can you eat such a beautiful creature?"
If they could see the agony on that plant's face. Or if there was a whole stockpile of really gory images of plants marinated in some tangy seasoning
and roasted over a pyre.
Lol. What could we eat then? Dirt.
Put a face on dirt? Can't eat that anymore.
What about bacteria and viruses? They're just living their lives normally. "Nah, they're not really life. They're small and ugly. They make me
feel like poo. They're not cuddly and warm."