posted on May, 6 2012 @ 06:29 PM
Compassion for a fly is a means of obtaining a broader understanding of life and thus a broader understanding of yourself. I don't see how the one
observer's caring about us has anything to do with evolution.
Considering the limited time and energy people possess, and complexity of just our species, I think suffice to say we have enough on our plate without
delving into the workings of a fly or other creature. There's already enough diversity in people.
So being a fly is more fantastic to the fly than being a human. So for a human, who is used to thinking that being a human is better than being
anything else, to step out of that paradigm with compassion and realize that value is relative, a human is now opening him/herself up to a new kind of
understanding. This new kind of understanding is one that attempts to view life from other angles to get a more complete picture.
I don't say this to be intentionally insulting, but for brevity the saying comes to mind, "don't be so open minded that your brains fall out". To work
on imagining you're a bug as something fruitful and productive...reminiscent of children really.
Being a fly is more fantastic than being a human to a fly. I think when you automatically dismiss someone's ideas, you automatically fail to
understand them. Such is the way of the ego and not of compassion and such is your way- the way of blind ignorance. The one who needs to learn about
compassion is the very one dismissing it. How ironic.
If someone's ideas aren't understandable, dismissing them makes sense. As far as "Such is the way of the ego and not of compassion and such is your
way- the way of blind ignorance." I could say the same to you, but that's just a weak cop out and ego doesn't know truth.
Being compassionate or learning compassion isn't about being weak. Something that you seem to be missing.
On ATS, just because people don't always agree with you and stroke your ego, doesn't make them ignorant. That mentality does convey a sense of
immaturity and ignorance though.
Another issue with your thread is that compassion, or whatever word you want to use, has been taught by spirituality/religions/philosophies throughout
time, and yet we all here on ATS need to learn what compassion is from an anonymous, pseudo-authoritative source. Seems blind and full of ego.
You found something you found ironic, more ego stroking for you and you being much more intelligent than others. That defeats your entire thread right
edit on 5/6/2012 by Turq1 because: (no reason given)