[*BCM*] Motorist gets slap on the wrist for killing a cyclist
turtle at zworg.com
Fri Dec 1 14:11:12 EST 2006
She's a teenager, she has little to no sense of her place in the world.
Teenagers, for the most part, just don't have the brain development to
be capable of seeing the world through anything but their own eyes, and
haven't yet learned to see beyond their limited life of raging hormones
and the need to figure out what the heck they are supposed to do to be
popular in their friend's eyes. That's why they send teenagers off to
war, because they will do pretty much anything to feel important, and
can't think very much.
I don't mean to say that teenagers are bad or anything, because it's
just a part of growing up, just like the terrible twos. We all have to
go through it sometime before we can make it into a mature mindset,
where we honestly care about other people. To expect teens to behave
maturely is just delusional. But we give them drivers' licenses and
cars and guns nonetheless. What does that say about us?
Peace, Love, and Bicycles,
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part
limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and
feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical
delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for
us, restricting us to our personal decisions and to affection fo a few
persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this
prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living
creatures and the whole nature in its beauty."
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