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Originally posted by Zippidee
Well, the "one great observer" (almighty God), gave us dominion over the creatures of the earth
Cultivate Compassion... See yourself within all "others" and treat "others" as you would like to be treated yourself. Then remember this one crucial thing:
There are no "others"
Originally posted by 3n19m470
I love this... But from what I've seen, some have it, and some don't. It cant be taught... Maybe it can. It would take a traumatic experience...
It will be the "drug" of the future and we could hope may be addictive.
Originally posted by Dustytoad
reply to post by smithjustinb
It just took me 3 minutes to read, maybe they read as fast as me? Plus you explained your point very clearly.
We both came to the understanding of the one after being judgmental..
Isn't it nice? People always wonder why animals like me so much, and how do you talk to them??
I imagine their life and their views and then decide what it is they are doing to communicate with me and I react back.
my cat just asked for food. He doesn't ask by meowing. He has many different ways of saying it, but hes always nice about it. Just now he paused looked at me, and made a certain cat eye look that means something like this:
"Please feed me, like sometime, in the next hour."
I just told my cat that I would feed him in just a bit, but do you think I used words? He understands some words, maybe on par with a dog, but we KNOW each other and don't need words. I don't even use hand gestures either. I only really have to use my eyes. If you look into an animals eyes, you can see their mood.
Ive imagined being plants before, and I'll never again be absent minded, and pick off leaves of a bush I'm passing.
Compassion is weird though.
It makes it really hard to justify anything in your favor, when you can just as easily justify the other 10 sides just the same. I find myself lacking strong opinions because I lack some ability to judge all the way now.
~Dustyedit on 5/3/2012 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)
I`m about sick of all these "Love" threads, you people need to understand the world is not a very safe place, nor a very nice place it simply is. This hippie talk does nothing but give certain readers a false since of "feel good" for the moment and nothing more. Thats why you get so many one line replies like" oh what a beautiful post" give me a break, its a group of words arranged in ways to give the impression the world is full of sugar coated anuses. You peple stop sniffing lemon pledge and get up and actually do something to improve the world rather than spread dribble like this.
I plant trees for a living, so your welcome
Originally posted by Tripple_Helix
I watched a documentary that's called "Why reading Matters".
In it, they state that the human brain is hardwired for EMPATHY. Other skills such as reading are learned skills but do not have a specific part of the brain that is located for that task. Every person's reading centers are different.
Reading is important, especially fiction, because we Empathize with the characters. We put ourselves in their shoes.
Empathizing is what our brain does best.
I suppose that's why children who don't really read much anymore are such Zombies these days....
For instance, when you watch someone dancing, your brain fires off as though you, yourself are performing the actual task of dancing.edit on 4-5-2012 by Tripple_Helix because: (no reason given)