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Let's talk about right and wrong! | The odd ramblings of a mind that does not quite fit
I have to admit, the older I get, and the more I interact with the human world ... the less I get humans. We are the only animal that actually create reasons for our actions AFTER the fact, and then justify them no matter how ridiculous or self-serving the reason may be. Worse yet, we actually can fool OURSELVES into believing our own bullshit! Death is a fundamental part of life. Death by force is included in this. Killing is a fundamental part of survival. However ... except for with humanity ... there are simple and direct reasons for it. Killing to eat. Or killing to not be eaten. Only humanity has taken that to a whole different level. As a matter of fact, as far as I can tell, these days killing for survival is by far the SMALLEST reason for humans to kill. Morality is ultimately man's way of justifying what he wants to do. We kill for profit. We kill for power. We kill to make a point. We kill out of anger; jealousy; rage. We kill because someone else told us to. We even kill