Humans are funny critters.
We are an animal inhabited by a spirit.
The animal is essentially a programmable computer.
The programming comes into the animal via the senses.
Programming is referred to as "learning" but it is more properly called "conditioning".
We are born, innocent, into a world of (artificial) scarcity and told (and we believe it) that we have to scrap and fight for our survival.
Evolution. Competition for mates, for food, for shelter.
And so we compete. For everything. For space on the freeway. For promotions. For attention. For everything.
And that competition turns into aggression because the programming tells us bad things about ourselves (and therefore about others).
We are "sinners" we are "dumb animals" and "hairless apes" and we believe them and so we don't feel any kinship with our fellow critters, whom we
label as "others" and of whom we are suspicious (artificial scarcity again).
And we are told that we are separate form "nature" and not a part of it and so we despoil and burn our home and we think nothing of it. It is simply
the way things are.
Bottom line - we believe. We believe others who are more than happy to profit from our ignorance and compliance.
We fight because we are young spirits and because we have been interfered with (it gets esoteric here, and so I'll leave that out).
It is the job of our indwelling spirits to manage the rough animal that makes up the human body/mind, and it is a tough job indeed.
edit on 18-9-2013 by MarsSentinel because: (no reason given)
edit on 18-9-2013 by MarsSentinel because: (no reason