Thoughts for today, #222 …. “Root of all that is wrong with the world!!


~~August 26, 2015~~ 

Animals’ lives matter: Sentience and feelings count

“when we abuse animals, we debase ourselves”

Barbara Cook Spencer


Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do and share the same neural structures that are important in processing emotions.

So, why do we unrelentingly slaughter sentience?

Animals experience contagious joy and the deepest of grief, they get hurt and suffer, and they take care of one another. They have a point of view on what happens to them, their families, and their friends. Nonetheless, in innumerable situations their lives are wantonly and brutally taken in deference to human interests. The activity that claims the lives of far more individuals than all other venues combined is eating them, and it’s here where each of us can make an effortless and graceful difference. We can expand compassion and at the same time save environments and enjoy better health.

It’s pretty straightforward.

We must respect and love other animals as our fellow beings on this planet that we all want to share in peace. We must stop abusing animals now, not when it’s convenient. We must expand the size of our compassion footprint. No more lame excuses. As Barbara Cook Spencer notes, when we abuse animals, we debase ourselves.

And, it’s a win-win situation for all because compassion begets compassion; compassion for animal beings spills over to compassion for human beings. And, wouldn’t the world be a better place with more compassion and far less easily avoidable cruelty? Every human being can make more humane choices as she or he goes through their day.

Marc Bekoff Ph.D.


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Thoughts for today, #164: “Expectation … Heartache”!!


~~May 26, 2015~~ 

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there

“Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises; and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.”



All’s Well That Ends Well (II, i, 145-147)

Shakespeare’s plot in this play involves a beautiful woman, Helena, who is rejected by the man she loves and will use tricks and cleverness to win his heart and hand in marriage.

In this scene, Helena has followed Bertram, her object of desire, to the king’s court in Paris. The king is suffering from a terminal illness, but Helena (whose recently-deceased father was a court physician) claims to have a cure, and seeks to treat him.

The king has doubts, of course – the thought of a woman being a doctor and suggesting a cure was unheard of at this time.

But Helena prevails through the skillful use of rhetoric, and the remark quoted here finally convinces the king to allow her to treat his illness, which she does, successfully.


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