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Why is it that humans are the only animals who go against their instincts?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Humans have lost touch with nature, and with their insticts, so much to the point that convenience takes precidence over doing ANYTHING the way nature intended. Ideally, we would all nurse our young until they self weaned, start solids only after sufficient baby teeth have appeared to allow consumption of normal (not pureed food), we'd go to bed and get up with the sun, we'd eat an entirely raw, vegetarian diet, and not consume the milk of other animals. We'd live by the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," and when one parent got overwhelmed, others wouldn't have a second thought about stepping up and helping out. We wouldn't hit our children, etc. Humans have just lost touch with their instincts. Society hasn't helped.
    mom2ljh

    Answer by mom2ljh at 1:02 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • ???? what kind of instincts are we talking about here?????
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Because we have been exposed to influence, interests etc
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Because we are the only animals smart enough to realize that you can't always count on your instincts
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Because we have "reason."
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:54 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Because we know better.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:37 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Because we can think and consider right and wrong!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:48 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Some of us do listen to our instincts.
    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 9:53 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • What instincts do we go against?
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:09 AM on Mar. 10, 2009