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Grown-up with Pain

It seems the Politicians are arguing about yet another law to deal with “Dangerous Dog”

after many cases of the children (even Policemen) were attacked, even by their family dog.


To my eyes, there lies a fundamental problem of our society’s attitude toward the animals

and the nature in general.

I’ve seen a very small child run to cuddle even a big dog which is somebody else’s dog.

May be as a civilized people, we should be friendly with animal etc. though, animal is

the animal for ever.  May be thousands of hart-warming story of the friendship between

human and animals, though, we shouldn’t forget that we are only a part of the Fauna,

and other part of the member never belong to us, let alone dictated by us.

Our apparent dominance is just a superficial pictures.


Be friendly but cuddling them like a Soft Toy is totally different matter. —– have you

ever seen the dogs hugging each other ?   Or does cats do it ?   Only Primates hug !

Even if it is familiar picture to a dog, suddenly a small child who’s smell is totally

unknown, come close and start hugging, the dog react their own way —– could

bite-back, scream and the smell of blood only excite them.

We shouldn’t mistake, “Be friendly” doesn’t mean “THEY also act like Soft toy made

by human” — we need to distinguish and treat them as another member of the Fauna

who could still be dangerous.


Same misconception is in the education, publication etc. = with a sort of

“Humanitarian Ideas” = treat others as equal, not to be violent, etc. or talking about

not giving “Psychological Trauma” etc. (even seek a damage compensation against it).

(Worst is in Japan, in the children’s book all the fearful image of such as Wolf or any

Dangerous animal has been disfigured into cuddly cute “Figure” and even the

carnivorous Ogres became just another member of a democratic society!

(Ogre is the symbol who AGAINST the society = counter reference = they got to be bad !)

In the other hand, a Manga or Game Hero uses all sorts of lethal weapons to kill

enemies in the most violent way, was not checked.

So, a kids grown up without learning a pain (to the self = to the others) does the most

horrifying killing when he or she (these days, women has been committing really

dreadful killing = it seems they really found the equality) commits a murder.)


NO! Grown up is a process to learn with Pain.  Its trauma is the basis of the imperative

memory “What we have to pay attention” and the teachings of DO and NOT DO.

—– We intelligent civilized people “can” understand what was told or written, is false.

The notice or warning was for the excuse of the liability of the Authority. = I told you.

(Please note, I’m not advocating a teacher, instructor sort, resorting with a physical

violence or harassment in order them to enforce their “idea” to the students.)


Respect the Nature is to accept that they got their own Karma hence rightfully exists in

this Planet = Respect WHAT THEY ARE, not impose our idea such as faithful cuddly dog

or beautiful song bird etc.   To lean this without pain, it wouldn’t be sublimated to the

bottom of our subconscious, and reflect it to our behaviour or perception.

—– In most of the situation, our behaviour, perception were not controlled by our

civilized conscious thinking but invisible subconscious.  We only think after.

( —– by the way, I don’t intend to offend the unfortunate victim mowed by the dog.  

I really feel sorry for them. —– especially, me too, can’t get on well with the dog

= as, I’m a cats person. 🙂 )


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  1. elenacaravela said, on August 10, 2013 at 02:39

    I love cats too Yoshi:) But I also agree that we humans are short sided and expect Nature to mold to our expectations.

    • yoshizen said, on August 10, 2013 at 06:35

      Exactly !
      Those “Dangerous Dog” such as Bull Terrier was specially bread for Dog Fight and attack a man.
      We created the trouble ourself.

  2. jag said, on August 10, 2013 at 04:47


  3. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on August 10, 2013 at 12:16

    Interesting thoughts. People do project human qualities onto animals. I agree that we must respect them for the beings that they are.

    I have actually seen cats “hug” in their way. At the shelter where I volunteer, some of the cats have “cuddle friends,” and are inseparable pairs that spend much of their time physically wrapped up in each other.

    • yoshizen said, on August 10, 2013 at 13:23

      That’s exactly what I said. When the cats are laying together, facing each other, front legs has to go somewhere,
      hence end-up both side of each other. Or when they copulate, front legs of male has to go both side.
      To see this as a “hugging” is a human interpretation. It may not an expression of “We are inseparable” as when
      they go out, they don’t go side by side.
      I took care of 18 kittens and lived with 9 of them many years, —– when they showed affection,
      the cat rub the nose to my cheek = may seemed like kissing though, that is a Human interpretation.
      They like to smuggle into the bed and sleeping side of me though, they don’t like me to put
      my hand over them —– may felt imprisoned ? or became too hot ? We don’t know what’s exact.

  4. bentehaarstad said, on August 11, 2013 at 23:25

    We are part of nature, but more and more nature is becomming something from the TV, and we start to believe that wolves and tigers and of course every dog is just another teddy from the Disney world. That is too bad. We needs nature, but the real nature, and we need to learn and to respect nature. Not easy anymore.

    • yoshizen said, on August 12, 2013 at 00:20

      In deed, you are right Bente. It is the same problem to grown up while expanding the knowledges.
      It’s really tricky isn’t it. Children has to grown up as a decent friendly member of the society,
      (but don’t get a sweets from child-abuser!) then start to learn harsh reality of the life as well.
      May be the nature film needs “age certificate” = “dreamy pretty flora and fauna story” to “harsh and
      dangerous life of survival”. (Though, it is often the case, the person attacked by a dog was the
      children of “cuddly-toy age”).

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