What the World Would Be Like if People Treated Each Other Like They Do Dogs

I have always been an animal lover. I have three large dogs and I take a walk with them every day. It is very interesting to me to see people’s attitude towards dogs, especially large ones.

You know those people who always say how dogs are so much better than people? Oh, how much I smile when someone tells me that… You know, I’m not one to argue or lecture, even if I don’t agree. I just politely nod and go on my way.

I love dogs very much, but I love people as well.

If you read this blog, you know that I like to wonder. When I was walking with my dogs recently, I wondered what the world would be like if people treated each other like they treat dogs.

The conclusion I came to was the following: the world would be a peaceful and loving place, basically resembling some sort of paradise.

Let me elaborate: when a stray dog is aggressive, one doesn’t blame the dog - they know that the dog’s experiences are what caused it to be like that. As humans, we might be the more developed species, but we are also living beings with feelings, whose behaviors are highly influenced by experiences, so in this light, we are exactly the same.

So, my question is: why aren’t we this understanding with each other? Read more»

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Steps Towards Inner Peace: What You Think About Yourself is Wrong

We all have a picture in our minds about ourselves, may that be good or bad. A picture that is often influenced by the unquenchable thirst for other people’s thoughts about us.

I’m going to tell you today why all of that actually means nothing.

How you view yourself will never matter, because it will never be accurate. What you think about yourself is just a thought in your head, and it is just as inaccurate as all the other judgmental thoughts in your head.

The key here is to understand that we all view the world with different eyes. Even when we look at the same thing, we see completely different things, because our perception is unique to us. This is why we will never know how others view us - or at least until someone invents glasses that can adapt to someone else’s perception. Read more»

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