Thursday, January 7, 2010
When an animal stays in a pen or cage too long they start to go insane. Volunteers take them out and play with them when they can, but as the weeks and months go by, there is little that anyone can do. The animals need to be socialized. This is a fundamental aspect of most mammalian psychology, including humans.
When a human is homeless, jobless, or has lost the social structure that it was accustomed to such as a wife and family, it is only a matter or time before the negative psychological effects start to set in. Much like the dogs and cats that waste away in cages in some dark complex, human beings disintegrate at exactly the same rate when they are shunned and abandoned by the society that they find themselves in. This is why we must cultivate compassion in our selves, and try to understand how we have lost our way in this technocratic materialistic society.