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January 28, 2023 at 4:32 am #414534TeddyParticipant
Oh, I see what you misinterpreted now; I “blamed” humanity. I guess I should have put a 🤪 or whatever. This is not a matter of pointing the finger at Joe Normal and saying something to him in an angry voice like, You suck. 😡 You know, it’s like, You watch how people drive on the road, or what music they listen to, or how they resolve inter-personal or international conflict, it’s like, you’d kinda have to be a little uptight to say: Humanity—We’re Always The Best We Can Be. Most people are insane, you know. You just have to get used to it.January 28, 2023 at 4:34 am #414535TeddyParticipant
TestingJanuary 28, 2023 at 5:12 am #414537
I cant help but despise humanity for destroying this planet & torturing helpless animals on a daily basis for consumption, entertainment, money. I hope for human extinction.January 28, 2023 at 6:42 am #414542
Even though you wish death on myself, Anita, people who love and care about, everyone on the planet because some people eat meat. I don’t wish you death. I wish for your mental health to heal and your suffering to ease.January 30, 2023 at 9:30 am #414743AnonymousGuest
Dear Irina and Teddy:
I am so glad to see this Monday morning that the three reports for inappropriate content were removed from your posts, with no changes done to your posts (as far as I can see). I was concerned that such reporting will discourage the two of you from posting again, here on this thread and perhaps elsewhere in the forums. I know how badly I feel when my posts are reported for inappropriate content, and sadly, I know that any member can use and/ or misuse this Report feature. Irina and Teddy: please post again and may these forums be a safe place for you.
Dear Irina: in your one and only post, you expressed your intense suffering because of human cruelty to animals, which is done mostly in the context of industry farming. I appreciate your advocacy for treating animals humanely, and that even though your suffering has been immense, you tried-in your single post- to be positive: “BUT I have to thank to the writers before for writing about the little time we have had on this planet & that the earth will survive us… I understand now that I won’t help any kind with hatred & sadness in my heart & will try to heal by not getting so emotionally involved and becoming stronger“-
– it is this positivity, this graciousness, in the midst of suffering that gives me hope for a better today and a better tomorrow.
anitaJanuary 30, 2023 at 9:43 am #414744
It’s great to hear that people can wish death upon all of humanity and that’s acceptable in a community where people are supposed to be respectful.January 30, 2023 at 2:48 pm #414758tinybuddhaKeymaster
I’ve removed the part about wishing death upon all of humanity, as I can see how that could make some feel unsafe.
Irina: I think it’s wonderful that you do so much to help animals, and I’m glad you’re working on inflicting less pain on yourself!
LoriJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:22 pm #414763
We’ll all have to come to terms with being despised, sucking and being insane.January 31, 2023 at 4:31 am #414785RobertaParticipant
For own sanity I minimize my intake on information on cruelty (I am not sticking my head in the sand). I help where I can globally signing petitions to stop harming the planet and its in habitants etc Locally I try to garden organically and make a wildlife friendly habitat and actively look after my human community as well. I can not change my past actions, but I can improve my future ones. In general I have found beautiful kind positive actions work better than what can be perceived as aggressive dooms saying behavior. ie making a lovely tasty vegan/vegetarian meal rather than pushing graphic blaming literature. As the saying goes ” the way to a mans heart is thru his stomach” I have also made a space opened to the public to meditate, sit in the garden or just make themselves a cup of coffee and read a book from our library. If we each make our own home/ neighborhood a place of peace we add to the world wide well-being collective and relive ours & others suffering