posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by freedomSlave
I am saying we have the capacity of choice we are not just merely primitive animals that are slaves to our emotions
You are talking emotions, which I have agreed with. If I was a slave to my emotitons. I would have thrown my "puter" out the window 2 hours ago.
No emotions can be witheld, or denied, up until basic instinct takes over. You gave me a example that you don't fight, or puff your chest out. Or
feel a need to be Billy bad[snip].
I replied that you hold those emotions in check presently. But if someone was to attack your children and brutaly beat them in front of you. Would you
wait for the police ? No your basic instincts would take over, you would leap to their defense and give your life if needed. That my friend is a
example of parental instinct.
These instincts are deeply within us, no amount of good feelings or best wishes can rid us of them. It is something all humans are stuck with.
Yes we can make a choice but our instincts will always rule us. In the world you propose every person would have to make the same choice that you are
making. Do you really think that will happen?
If every person made the choice you propose I guess then we would stand a choice at peace. But you and I know that will never happen.
As long as there is one person out there still following Instinct, emotion, greed , lust. They can come along and screw it up for everyone else. That
is why we will never live in a utopia.
Or true feelings will always be there , no matter how hard we try to bury them.