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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:19 PM

Something I think about a lot

Wild animals instinctually nurture and protect their offspring. The mother, and many times the father, is constantly watching out for the young one's safety until it is time for them to start learning to take care of themselves.They teach them how to survive in their world. That is the parent's only, all consuming job.

Wouldn't it be nice if all human parents did the same? And wouldn't it be nice if the children of the parents who, for whatever reasons, didn't nurture and protect them, could one day be free of the emotional consequences?

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Reply Something I think about a lot (Original post)
ThingsGottaChange Jun 2013 OP
kickysnana Jun 2013 #1
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #2
ThingsGottaChange Jun 2013 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #4
Locut0s Jun 2013 #6
Locut0s Jun 2013 #5

Response to ThingsGottaChange (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:59 AM

1. According to a recent (2013) Discover Magazine article it is possible

Trauma expresses in the alleles attached to genes hat get handed down to offspring and do some directing of behavior even in the original victim. One part of the testing involved switching the pups of the mothers.

These alleles were chemically removed from traumatized mice, at least their offspring erasing fear and over-hightened responses. I cannot find the article tonight.

Here is one study that led to the one recently published.

http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jan-feb/061#.UcqOGti0RAU

This also would mean that the trauma inflicted by our governments policies and out of control intelligence agencies is genetically affecting our descendants (children) in a negative way for generations. Shock Doctrine, no-tolerance-no brains in schools, etc, etc. (We can bet that this research will shortly be defunded and smeared.)

(Also dear foreign policy leaders see "blow back" America should nominate itself for the Darwin award.

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Response to ThingsGottaChange (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:42 PM

2. yeah.

I'm so tired of the life-long consequences. The imprinting on being harmed by people who also take care of you...the safe/not-safe life you grow up with.

I'm struggling tonight.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:23 PM

3. So sorry you're having a difficult time tonight

I'm so used to my own misery. It's become a part of my life. When I know others are going through some of the same, it just breaks my heart.

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Response to ThingsGottaChange (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:27 PM

4. hug back :)

me too....used to misery. I know what you mean by that. And same here, it breaks my heart too, when others are suffering. And especially animals......

don't have the energy to fight it tonight.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:08 PM

6. *Hugs* Sorry to hear this. Nothing damages us like family...

How ironic is that.

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Response to ThingsGottaChange (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:07 PM

5. I believe that sociologists have studied this and found that...

Human's raise children as communities. I could be wrong but I believe I've read this somewhere. We are just about the most social creatures on the planet and have turned over some / many of our child rearing activities to the community at large. For example part of the reason that most mammals have to be HYPER attentive about their children is that it's literally a dog eat dog world for them. Their relatives and those in their community often will do nothing to help them. You DO see exceptions to this rule, for example animals that form prides / groups and raise children together. Humans however take it to the next level. So part of the reason we don't raise children the way many wild animals do is that many of the tasks that would have to be done by the parent in the wild are taken over by others in our society.

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