Friday, February 16, 2007

Their Own Reasons

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. ~Alice Walker

12 comments:

Brian said...

Hi Zapped. We were all created to help each other have better lives.

getzapped said...

brian- I like your take on things! You practice this well ; )

Stephen Bess said...

Yeah, I'll have to disagree with Ms. Walker on that quote because my wife was definitely made for me and I for her. Animals are capable of bringing us happiness too. Otherwise, Alice Walker is a great woman. Always a pleasure Zapped! Peace~

getzapped said...

Hey Stephen, I'm so happy to hear you have found your soul mate! And I can agree that animals give us happiness. But, I'm guessing Alice is coming from a Buddhist perspective, where perhaps, animals are not meant for our consumption and women not here exclusively for men - in a general sense. Thank you for your comment, it's great to hear your take on this. I agree, she is an amazing woman.

Susan Abraham said...

How introspective, Getzapped!
One could hold whole discussions or debates along this line. :-)

Rethabile said...

Amen. Nor was the human race created for Extra-terrestrials who are one day coming down here to enslave us. They'll haul us back to their place in jampacked spaceships by force, rape our women, whip us and starve us, then justify it by saying we're an inferior race.

And centuries later, they'll be telling us to "go back home" where we came from, ie back to the planet they plundered and left for almost dead, and left only when the confederation of Milky Way states intervened.

I think that's what Alice is trying to say.

String said...

So true, we are all evolving including animals.

polona said...

nobody was made to be exploited by others...

getzapped said...

susan- yes, I can see one starting...

reth- the rate humans are going with destruction of the planet, we may die off before they come for us.

string- I hope we evole into something more caring and productive as a whole.

polona- you said it!

studio lolo said...

Who could say it better than Alice? I agree we're not here for the purpose of anyone but ourselves, but what we bring to this life experience will hopefully help others in their journey. Of course, all animal friends included in this sentiment :)Thanks, Michelle xo

ruby ahmad said...

My view for our existence?

We are simply created to be special gifts to one another. We are to enjoy each other's presence, everthing, be it human or nature.

getzapped said...

Laurel- you said it! I'm happy you commented on this post. I know your love for animals.

Ruby-I wish I could practice this more, especially with my intimate relatioships. To embrace my partner and not get caught up in the small stuff.

Peace to all.