Monday, December 8, 2003
Courage of the Fallen.
"Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell, and rose again"
Nothing comes without a fight; it does not matter how small or large the triumph may be. There will always be sacrifices made in order to succeed in life. A walk across the street, a single breath, a battle won in a war - these are all things that required some fight to them. To claim that we, as human beings, are docile by nature is a blatant lie against humanity, and one that I will not support. We, as humans, are a warring species. We have the needs of survival - food, heat, shelter - and we will stop at nothing to get what we need. There are other examples of this in nature, and it correlates with anthropomorphism. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
African Lion - Panthera leo - FEMALE:
The mother is very protective over her cubs; the female do most of the pride-hunting. The females will also gang up on the males that come near their pride and cubs.
Wolverine - Gulo gulo :
After they give birth, the mother defends her territory, and intruders are not tolerated. This territorial behavior continues until the young are old enough to hunt, and even then, wolverines keep their territorial instincts.
So as you can see, it is not just the human species that are natural fighters. Or is it that the human species are more animalistic in nature than animals being more human?