Love and species loyalty

The Really Radical Dyslexic Station

It is interesting isn’t it? That we often feel we love our dog or cat more than we love humans. We humans are, after all, prone to extremes of cruelty, that most animals, outside the absolute necessity for survival, would disdain. We also possess a few characteristics we can be really proud of.

Suppose then, that you are in a situation were the life of your beloved animal is put up against the life of a previously unknown human being. Who’s life would you save?

I once heard of a person who, supposedly, dearly loved their servant, but in fact put the welfare of strangers from their own class, way above the welfare of the “beloved” retainer.
Love is not the same thing, as want or need or feeling the most comfortable with. Love is about extending the interests of the self into the interests of another, it is the reproductive…

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By Yisheng Qingwa