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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:20 AM

Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness

And all the animals drew near to him and said,

"We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it."

The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine."

The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me."

Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you."

And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left. Then the owl said to the other animals,

"Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid."

The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop."

But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give."

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Reply Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness (Original post)
demwing Feb 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #1
UtahLib Feb 2013 #2
defacto7 Feb 2013 #4
UtahLib Feb 2013 #5
TheMadMonk Feb 2013 #7
Fedaykin Feb 2013 #3
narnian60 Feb 2013 #9
napoleon_in_rags Feb 2013 #6
demwing Feb 2013 #8
MadrasT Feb 2013 #10
alterfurz Feb 2013 #12
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #11

Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:50 AM

1. Ha! Those animals were suckers. nt

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:56 AM

2. Unlike man, animals have no hidden agendas. n/t

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:45 AM

4. Yes, and they don't hide behind humor.

That's a human trait sometimes used to promote apathy, which is also a human trait.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:07 AM

5. Although, they have been known to humor humans. n/t

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:20 AM

7. You've clearly never been under a sheoak full of black cockatoos. /nt

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:15 AM

3. Heck, with all those talking animals...

 

...man could have marketed them and then he'd have had all the wealth and fame he needed...
Oh yeah, I amost forgot the tale of Michigan J. Frog...

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Response to Fedaykin (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:26 AM

9. Hahaha. Hadn't seen that one in a long time.

Excellent.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:13 AM

6. That fall from Eden story really does have some substance when you stand back and look at it.

Where Eden = equilibrium with nature.

"until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give."

And then man will die. And the later that point is pushed back, the more things which are like man will be taken with him. Mammals, vertebrates, etc. Far enough back and cockroaches will evolve be the next dominant species in a few hundred million years.

Unless, that is, if mankind can retake Eden.

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Response to napoleon_in_rags (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:14 AM

8. So Eden sank to grief

So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:36 AM

10. When people go on about global warming

overpopulation

or other things they believe will cause humans to become extinct

my reaction is "I am not sure that would be a bad thing"

but I weep for all the other life we destroy

humans basically suck as a species

there are individual good humans

but collectively

we suck

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:58 PM

12. "The earth is an organism, and that organism has a skin; that skin has diseases...

...and one of these diseases is man." -- Nietzsche



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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:38 AM

11. GREAT movie!

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