Originally posted by Tea4One
reply to post by curious7
This animal instinct you speak of, it doesn't effect all men. We are not entirely violent, if we were, there would be a revolution tomorrow and a
riot right now.
Actually, yes it affects all men and women, upbringing and nurturing certain habits sway it to either being hidden away to fit into society or
embraced and encouraged.
Just because cats are more docile don't roam around feeding off buffalo like their more primitive relations, doesn't mean they can't be vicious
when instinct kicks in.
I'm sure you've seen and read the stories of people killing intruders or rapists or attackers as a natural instinct to kill or be killed.
As someone who suffers clinical depression, I was taught by various different therapists to try to be more assertive and part of that was explaining
the "fight or flight" instinct. Not everyone has to be assertive but those willing to fight for what they believe in have more confidence and more
of the "fight" mechanism than those who run away or avoid situations which is where we get pacifists and their opposite number (technical term for
which I've somehow forgotten at the moment)
I deleted the rest of the quote because while you may be right in some ways, it's more an opinion based thing and I'd rather not argue our opinions
on something of that nature because that's not the topic at hand mainly.