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I know this is a topic we come back to often, but it is one that often comes to mind.
I'm reading a book called "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. We read the first chapter long ago in one of my classes and it stuck with me, so I am finally reading the book.
For those of you who have read it, last night I got to the water buffalo scene. It was horrible, and after I read it, I had to put the book down and cry. And cry and cry and cry.
I absolutely hate that people are the way we are and that will never change. I think as time goes on, civilization becomes more and more enlightened, and therefore strives to be more humane.. But there are always going to be creeps. There are always going to be jerks who kill kittens and fight dogs and starve horses.
I think that the fact that it's human nature to be horrible to others, whether they're people or animals, is awfully depressing. I don't understand the desire to make someone else unhappy. I don't understand the desire to watch something suffer. I hate that we have it in us to somehow be fulfilled by causing suffering. Sigh.