reply to post by Nevertheless
Of course this is hogwash. There is bias in the claims being made in the link to the story, and the person who wrote that is obviously completely
ignorant on how humans react to stimuli.
We are the sum of our experiences, the culture, and the education we had in our lives.
You see, for example, a regular kid, one that hasn't been brainwashed for any agenda, would find his parents more important than anyone, and anything
else in this world. If a kid is treated well by his parents, and they teach him/her well, to the child his/her parents are his/her world, and he/she
will feel happy and be healthy, more so when his/her parents are close by to the child, because the child will be reminded of every good time and
happy time the child has had with his/her parents.
However, take another kid whose parents don't care about their child, who ill treat their children and even abuse them either emotionally, and/or
physically and that child would be depressed, and will even have health problems. The child will be worse when his/her parents are close by because
their presence will remind the child of how bad they have treated him/her.
Now, you put both these children next to a tree and neither one would feel better nor worse.
But, if you brainwash children to believe that a tree is more important than family, and more important than anything in the world, that child would
be indoctrinated to turn in his parents for anything minor they might have done "to get the wrath of the green lobby"...
This child that has been indoctrinated to believe "a tree is more important than family and anything else" will grow up to feel better around trees.
Trees will make him/her feel better than anything else in the world.
This is a tactic that was used by Hitler and his thugs with the "youth movement". They indoctrinated and brainwashed children to turn in their own
parents if "they did or said anything against the national socialist establishment"...
You see, if you put a child, a regular child that is not being brainwashed, and you put in front of him for example his favorite candy treat, and a
tree, he will be happier with his favorite candy treat...
People react to objects, animals and to other humans as well.
If you are in front of someone you like, your heartbeat raises, you feel strange, but happy at the same time.
If you are in front of someone you don't like, you will feel strange, but apprehension, and other negative feelings.
If you are beside a type of tree you really like, your body and your feelings will be different than if you are besides, and looking at one you might
not like as much, maybe because of it's odor, or the way it looks and what it might remind you of.
It is not that the tree is making you feel better from some sort of magical power it has, it is how you and your body react to a stimulus, which can
be either positive or negative depending on your life experiences.
edit on 14-5-2013 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)