Friday, November 4, 2011
Free the Animal
One of my favorite bloggers, Richard at Free the Animal (retired Navy Surface Warfare Officer, hang glider and visionary) writes:
"You're at Free the Animal, but what kind of animal are you?
You're less strong, less fast, and less a tree prodigy than almost all other primates. And yet, you rule the Earth. Importantly.
...After all, do you have envy of wandering into the forest, trying to strike up a conversation?
Of course not, because you're so far removed evolutionarily that you can even imagine that a space alien created you, rather than that you are of some similar evolved lineage, and that they behave in mysteriously similar ways, both individually and social..."
I like this statement because it points out that, although we rule the earth, we are inferior to wild animals. We are no longer wild animals. We are all domesticated, especially in America, which isn't all bad. I do think that it's important to remember and appreciate where we came from.
On a side note, notice how the only fat animals are domesticated animals. You never see a fat deer or a fat lion in the wild. However, how many people own fat dogs and cats? There are two reasons for this. One, our pets do not need to fend for themselves anymore, aka we have removed "survival of the fittest." Two, most of our pets get fed cheap GRAINS which causes obesity and other problems. My uncles beloved dog has diabetes?!