I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are separating ourselves from beasts.
Witnessing violence won't necessarily makes you more violent... You *could* actually develop a strong aversion to violence.... but being a part of it,
such as growing up with it in your family makes you more numb to it and more numb to the suffering of others.
Now to REALLY piss people off.
Nothing will make you as violent as *eating it*
Even non-violent people have a tendency toward social destructiveness, undermining people, rumors, hateful superficiality, racism, sexism... You
actually eat more of this than you witness on average.
Having a burger? you are eating the herding animals (pack mentality, species exclusion) You eat their hormones PLUS the added ones (sexual misconduct)
You eat the carnal animal whose living/thinking standards are thought to be less than your own. You think heating the meat rids the meat of any
possible disease but you are eating their very amino acids... their very proteins... PRIONS and DNA codes, which are the basic building blocks of an
animal and you incorporate all of that into your system to build YOUR body. Not to mention this.... check out this quote taken off the humane society
"Is there any evidence of a connection between animal cruelty and human violence?
Absolutely. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have
childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of
the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal
cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric
Association considers animal cruelty one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder."
You are what you eat and you know this.
You know very well that we take in the patterns of life and grow forth from this.
You may try to say that these patterns will not change but that's probably what the dinosaurs thought... and boy did they change!
As a matter of fact, they changed into us... and other animals today we can see with our own eyes are developing more human like behaviors... and it
works vice versa as well because we have been living in the ANIMAL world since our inception but we tend to think WE own it despite having rode in on
Just because it takes a long time for these changes to take place and you may not notice it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. You KNOW it does.
And now as animals become more and more human and species die off and become less aggressive, people will become more like machines.
We already can't live our "accepted" standard of living without machines.
DON'T EVEN TRY TO KID YOURSELF... You know this is true.
So you think humans will always be violent... that depends on whether or not we keep building violent machines... because our nature will steer toward
the machines we are building.
Or maybe we will merge with a spiritual nature that we have been trying to achieve. We can only achieve that by getting away from herd mentality.
The key is building a balanced symbiotic relationship with our energy source. we WILL parasite off of something. If it is not a pleasant and helpful 2
way relationship, then yes... it will back fire and the fighting will continue.
The violence in our blood today is just the animals unspoken revenge.
It hasn't the brains or voice to verbalize it, but it has the savage heart and that heart pollutes our species because we refuse to acknowledge how we
parasited off of them, LIVED because of them... and most of us refuse to admit it and stop.
And since I'll probably be told by 50 people how wrong I am... you might as well skip it and just have fun with your bad cholesterol and prostate
edit on 21-1-2013 by NotAnAspie because: (no reason given)