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are human instincts...forgotten but the natural root of some issues?

like judgement we put into other people for example?

we are animals and naturually will pick out what does not fit or a deer in the field sees something that is not right, does not fit, because it could be a danger, they flee, sound the alarm as to run from the thing that is different

human beings are not much different, maybe we are no longer fleeing from danger, but are wired to find what does not fit into the picture, pick out what is not right to us

it is a nature thing, but as humans it is now a social thing

not that people are unable to control that, but i think the root of judging others is instinct, and when people are judging others they are not thinking for themselves, they are following the herd of deer that are running scared

Your Thoughts? Opinions? Slams and/or Bashing ?


Asked by fiatpax at 10:51 AM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Relationships

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  • I have to say, and this is my own experience, that a lot of people have a "pack" mentality. When I was younger and was bullied, people I thought were my friends turned on me very quickly! So I believe they allowed the others feelings to steer them. I, myself, am not influenced by others , perhaps that made me the "danger". IDK, but I do think there is some truth in what you wrote.

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 11:16 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • First I am not a herd animal or a pack animal I like the fact I can think for myself and it takes way too much energy to judge other people. I find my own thoughts and instincts can sometimes be better for me.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:57 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I think a lot of our behavior is based in our old brains. They say humans have no instinctually drives left~I wonder~ what the cry of a baby does the the estrogenized brain...

    I think we have the need to group to feel save (religion) I think our fat, sugar desires are to help us choice safe foods...

    dang, do not leave the kids alone too long...must run

    Answer by surfcitymom at 11:10 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Sorry, but human beings are not animals. Many people act like the lower species, but humans are in no way animals. Saying so is just a way of justifying all the inhuman, beastly acts that some people choose to commit, not wanting to take responsibility for their actions. We as humans do not live & act by instincts as animals do. We have the ability to think consciously & be self controlled. However, we have the free will to choose the behavior we exhibit.


    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 11:09 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Sorry, but human beings are not animals....

    human beings are mammals
    mammals are animals
    therefore yes, humans are animals


    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 12:28 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • we have the free will to choose the behavior we exhibit
    this makes us very different from the other animals we share this planet with
    (more diiferent than any thumb -finger therefore tool talent)

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 12:30 PM on Jul. 14, 2010