Our Violent Nature
LET’S BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES. Human beings are a violent species. Of course that was necessary at the beginning for if we hadn’t have been, we would not be here today. We would have been wiped out by other more violent beasts and gone the way of the dinosaurs.
But we won the battle back then and became the dominant species. The other predatory animals remain violent to this day… they need to be because their situation has not changed… but our situation has changed
We no longer need to be violent. This is the dilemma we must now face. There is no one left for us to fight, but so far we haven’t realized that fact. Instead, we continue venting the violence that still seethes within us on our own kind and on the planet as a whole.
All of our anger and hostility that’s rife in our lives today is but a distant echo of our once necessary violence of the past. That violence is of no benefit to our physical survival anymore – in fact it has become detrimental to the continuation of our species.
Extinction awaits mankind if we don’t wake up to ourselves. As far as the cosmos is concerned, it matters not if we perish or not. We will not be missed as probably no one out there knows that we exist anyway. Even if they did, they would probably say “Good riddance.”
We haven’t been too kindly to the other animals either. We treat them more as a commodity to exploit rather than another living creature that has an equal right to share this planet, so they certainly wouldn’t miss us if we did disappear from the face of the earth.
We can’t just take the easy way out and blame someone else either, for we are all part of the problem. We must each take responsibility and become consciously aware of just how violent mankind really is. We must stop indiscriminately killing ourselves and other creatures – and our planet.
In truth we are peaceful spiritual beings (souls). We are eternal so our physical violence does not jeopardize our continuation. But it would be a shame if we failed as human beings and caused our own physical extinction…
Dan’s Quote: “Isn’t it strange how human beings
______________find violence extremely satisfying?”