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Chickens don’t have feelings

source: foxnews

source: fox news

Some 500 000 chickens avoided being slaughtered for dinner by being swept away by a tornado in Mississippi, USA. After the tornado cleared away, few chickens that survived the ordeal were seen weakling around, picking up seeds and other crap around the dead bodies of their fellow brethren. They didn’t seem to show signs of sadness or any form of concern.

Why? Short answer: they don’t care. The long answer is why we are gathered here today. Please take a seat. No, I didn’t think about the chances  you reading this while standing.

We know that humans are the most emotional creatures on the planet, they are the cry babies of all species. Every other animal, even kiwis, look like cold blooded killing machines compared to even the strongest-looking human being. If humans have feeling, you think kiwi’s have them too?

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Something, something, every last one of ya!

If a mother zebra loses its cup to a lion, she may shed a tear. A live of an average earth creature ends up pretty much the same way: head bitten off by a pack of hyenas. Except for humans – they have the luxury to die in a clean hospital room, surrounded by an underpaid and overworked staff of emigrants.

Nature’s irony here is mind-bending: humans, the top-of-the-food-chain beasts are also some of the biggest cry babies on the planet. They murder everything else for food or for fun. Like chickens, for example.

Chickens are the proud remnants of dinosaurs. It took millions of years before chicken ended up looking at what they are today. And one of their epic development phases from the past includes them being huge reptilians who stomped Jurassic lands for eons. During all this unimaginably long time of evolution, massive physiological changes took place. For one, they got a hundred times smaller than their predecessors. However, even after all these years of changes, they did not develop feeling feelings. Turns out having feelings is not a good survival trait in a world roamed by humongous hungry beasts.

Maybe dinosaurs did develop some sort of emotions. But those who did were quickly eaten by those who didn’t.

The life in the jungle have examples that the strong and the emotionless usually are the ones eating the weak and frustrated. How lucky we are to sit on top of the chain, and be the sole exception of the rule. Are we special?

One Comment

  1. Thank you for this post. Its very inspiring.

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