i know its a bad thing to say but you did not see what I saw last night:(
man I dont know if all the fruit is making me soft but before today i really didnt think much of saving the animals and protecting the forest blah blah
but after last night I feel like crying.... it was so sad:(
My dads friend went hunting and killed goats and pigs on his hunt. I was thinking.... what fun is it trying to shoot goats and pigs, they are kinda easy targets aren't they??? I can understand the sport in shooting birds but goats??? anyway so I was looking at the pics this idiot took on his hunt, it was on this particular photo a rush of thoughts crossed my mind..
"wow we humans are such a dangerous and cold species...." he was standing over the pig, one foot on the pigs head, the pig had the most frightened look on his face before he died with his tongue sticking out:(
and then I saw the next pic, i feel so sad just writing this:( I saw him feeding the most cutest most beautiful baby goats with a milk bottle...apparently he killed their mother and took the babies to raise himself...
what is this world I am living in....
Buddha called this plane of existence Samsara translated as "the sea of suffering". Reading about the teachings of the Buddha has helped me with such unbelievable situations as this. The very best Buddhist book I have found is a biography written by Thic Nat Han called Old Path White Clouds.
Thank you Edn, to be honest I am not coping with the images in my head still from last night. I feel like there is no peace left in me toward these people, I only burn with anger..
I totally agree with you. Sometimes people forget that animals are able to feel , love , and to live in a community with their peers. People just aren't conscious of that, they just believe they are there for the consume of others or for getting "fun" like a sport. I think it just show how people are just dependent on food that only gives them temporarily satisfaction , acting like drugs, and don't allow them to think clearly or at least have compassion for the other animals and for themself. Because eating food that at the end will kill them with so many diseases , destroying the planet where humans live and doing a kind o "sport" that actually doesn't give them benefits at all(maybe just walking after the animal, but then if you compare it with basket ball, tennis , foot ball, those are really sports, there is a big difference if we talk about physical activity) is not smart at all. I'm glad we changed our mind and now we became part of a new group of people who want to change the world and make the difference.
"Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. Cruelty to
animals is as if man did not love God. There is something so very dreadful, so
Satanic, in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend
themselves, who are utterly in our power." Cardinal John Henry Newman
and take a look at gary's video too:
he touches on the extinction idea somewhat in terms of the beneficial pragmatics.
however, we don't really need to exterminate the entire human species, imho - only the oppressors, who threaten all species including the human one.
(possibly someone, may be you alex, might want to move this thread into a more appropriate category such as off topic or speak up for the animals).
Take solace in the fact that humans will become extinct, nothing surer, the world does not need to be saved by humans and our arrogance thinking we can is kinda funny.
It will be too late for your dad's friend, but as a species we will get it in the neck in time.
its painful to see how some things are alex i can relate to how you feel do all we can then after a while try to think of other happier things as this world is not only suffering &ignorance
this is my way otherwise ill be an angry bitter dude that serves no one
after feeling these lousy things get into some /joy /adventure /sex/ reading what ever cranks your motor keep your gift of humor bro do not let the world steal it away ...rawk on
Bravo Amanda! :)
Extinction of Money and Capital would be enough.