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Do you ever get the urge to kill?

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Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:55 pm

and hold yourself back? Is it healthier (for you) to kill?

For me I never have that urge.

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Post by thedoc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:38 am

I occasionally get the urge to kill but Have been able to suppress that urge, so far. It's other people, things and animals don't bother me.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Atla » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32 am

I encountered true evil once.. I would probably classify it as a pure sadistic psychopath, functioning from the ancient reptilian part of the brain, wielding the neocortex as automatic human masks. Not made.. born that way.

It was definitely not human, not even an animal, it was anti-life itself.. nothing anyone can imagine who hasn't encountered it.. it's a pure and absolute desire to cause suffering, and it doesn't end

Murder is a crime against this world (and gets you into jail for decades/for life). Leaving true evil alive is also a crime against this world. Now there's the dilemma.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Dontaskme » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:17 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:55 pm
and hold yourself back? Is it healthier (for you) to kill?

For me I never have that urge.

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Only that which thinks it is born can kill.

If there is such a thing as the born then there has to exist the unborn in the same moment.

And since the unborn cannot be born...and the born cannot be unborn.

Who would be doing the killing and what would there be to kill?

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:09 am

Yeah. The guy above with the ludicrous answers. (yes, I jest... Sigh...)

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Greta » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:10 am

Sure I do. I vigorously defend my territory against intruders - woe betide the roach or ant trail that works its way into my home!

However, if I see those animals outside of my territory I will actively and consciously avoid stepping on them. Animals, including human ones, are much more interesting and unpredictable when alive and happy rather than dead or fearful and, if I was in their shoes (exoskeletons) I'd rather not be killed by some huge, insensate being that didn't even care enough to check their step a little.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 am

Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:10 am
Sure I do. I vigorously defend my territory against intruders - woe betide the roach or ant trail that works its way into my home!

However, if I see those animals outside of my territory I will actively and consciously avoid stepping on them. Animals, including human ones, are much more interesting and unpredictable when alive and happy rather than dead or fearful and, if I was in their shoes (exoskeletons) I'd rather not be killed by some huge, insensate being that didn't even care enough to check their step a little.
You and Jonathon Chapman have something in common.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Greta » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 am
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:10 am
Sure I do. I vigorously defend my territory against intruders - woe betide the roach or ant trail that works its way into my home!

However, if I see those animals outside of my territory I will actively and consciously avoid stepping on them. Animals, including human ones, are much more interesting and unpredictable when alive and happy rather than dead or fearful and, if I was in their shoes (exoskeletons) I'd rather not be killed by some huge, insensate being that didn't even care enough to check their step a little.
You and Jonathon Chapman have something in common.
In what way. I don't know of him.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:05 am

Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 am
Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 am
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:10 am
Sure I do. I vigorously defend my territory against intruders - woe betide the roach or ant trail that works its way into my home!

However, if I see those animals outside of my territory I will actively and consciously avoid stepping on them. Animals, including human ones, are much more interesting and unpredictable when alive and happy rather than dead or fearful and, if I was in their shoes (exoskeletons) I'd rather not be killed by some huge, insensate being that didn't even care enough to check their step a little.
You and Jonathon Chapman have something in common.
In what way. I don't know of him.
Make that John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed. I read he would avoid stepping on an ant too.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Greta » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:05 am
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 am
Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 am
You and Jonathon Chapman have something in common.
In what way. I don't know of him.
Make that John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed. I read he would avoid stepping on an ant too.
Ha! It's odd that avoiding stepping on ants would even be notable. One wouldn't step on the crocodile, snake, bird, dog, lizard or grasshopper, so why step on ants if it's easy to avoid? I'm not talking about eternal vigilance, obviously, but if one notices ants around it's often hardly a big deal to step around them and let them continue with whatever they are doing - which can be quite interesting to observe.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 pm

Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:05 am
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 am

In what way. I don't know of him.
Make that John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed. I read he would avoid stepping on an ant too.
Ha! It's odd that avoiding stepping on ants would even be notable. One wouldn't step on the crocodile, snake, bird, dog, lizard or grasshopper, so why step on ants if it's easy to avoid? I'm not talking about eternal vigilance, obviously, but if one notices ants around it's often hardly a big deal to step around them and let them continue with whatever they are doing - which can be quite interesting to observe.
As far as crocs, snakes, dogs and lizards go, they could hurt you. With birds and grasshoppers, they can easily avoid you. Is it due to the size of an ant that some people would avoid stepping on them?

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by Greta » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:05 am


Make that John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed. I read he would avoid stepping on an ant too.
Ha! It's odd that avoiding stepping on ants would even be notable. One wouldn't step on the crocodile, snake, bird, dog, lizard or grasshopper, so why step on ants if it's easy to avoid? I'm not talking about eternal vigilance, obviously, but if one notices ants around it's often hardly a big deal to step around them and let them continue with whatever they are doing - which can be quite interesting to observe.
As far as crocs, snakes, dogs and lizards go, they could hurt you. With birds and grasshoppers, they can easily avoid you. Is it due to the size of an ant that some people would avoid stepping on them?
Very much so. They are considered to be too small to matter.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by gaffo » Sun May 13, 2018 2:36 am

Greta wrote: โ†‘
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 am
Philosophy Explorer wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Greta wrote: โ†‘
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 pm

Ha! It's odd that avoiding stepping on ants would even be notable. One wouldn't step on the crocodile, snake, bird, dog, lizard or grasshopper, so why step on ants if it's easy to avoid? I'm not talking about eternal vigilance, obviously, but if one notices ants around it's often hardly a big deal to step around them and let them continue with whatever they are doing - which can be quite interesting to observe.
As far as crocs, snakes, dogs and lizards go, they could hurt you. With birds and grasshoppers, they can easily avoid you. Is it due to the size of an ant that some people would avoid stepping on them?
Very much so. They are considered to be too small to matter.
for me its the opposite.

only once as a teenager did i (it was personal) - i lacked a gun (had i had one i would be in prison for years for sure - assuming a trial/etc).

so "to kill" for me was that one time and it was personal.

not conception of killing small animals out of my sense of powerlessness, that would just be kill out of ego/powerlessness (emotional transfurance).

uncool for sure.

no, not had that wish.

i do not bugs/etc - not for decades - if i can avoid it.

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by QuantumT » Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm

I kill bugs in my house. That's my turf! If they are slow enough, I throw them out the window though. But fast bugs die.

But I can't do the same with bigger animals. I once had to kill a sick budgerigar. I couldn't do it. So it died slowly :(

Once we had a rat infestation, and one of them survived the trap. I killed it with a shovel, but I took no pleasure in doing it.

So to answer the question: Absolutely not!

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Re: Do you ever get the urge to kill something...

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Tue May 15, 2018 9:06 pm

QuantumT wrote: โ†‘
Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm
I kill bugs in my house. That's my turf! If they are slow enough, I throw them out the window though. But fast bugs die.

But I can't do the same with bigger animals. I once had to kill a sick budgerigar. I couldn't do it. So it died slowly :(

Once we had a rat infestation, and one of them survived the trap. I killed it with a shovel, but I took no pleasure in doing it.

So to answer the question: Absolutely not!
You don't have vets where you come from?

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