Inspired Sunday #4

Today, I watched as a spray of herbicide fell on the weeds growing by the roadside and felt pity for those weeds.

They will be dead in the morning – I will pass through that path and will not see them again.

Even though they are weeds – unwanted plants which shouldn’t be there in the first place, thriving where they’re not wanted, I thought about how much they probably would love to live.

They were thriving and even as what will kill them fall on them, they still thrived.

This reminds me of people who are thriving where they are not wanted, who are facing brutality because they’re where they’re not suppose to be. I feel for them as I feel for these weeds.

Back to my weird feelings– this is not the first time I’m feeling this way towards things or people who deserved to die.

It’s a funny feeling as well as weird because Im an odd fellow in this case (except my mother who doesn’t kill a mosquito. At least I kill mosquitoes when they perch on me sucking my blood. She would drive them away instead.πŸ˜€. Too much abnormal compassion you may say but, it’s a thing of the heart.)

I’ve asked myself severally, is anything wrong with me?

Is it normal to feel pity for someone or something that deserves to die?

Is it normal to see a cockroach, scorpion, snake or a bee where they are not supposed to be and leave them there, just because I won’t want them to die?

Talking about the scorpion, I saw one on a neighbour’s wall in the eveone evening while returning home and all I felt was goosebumps. I picked something to kill it but couldn’t because I didn’t want it to die .

Here is a dangerous arachnid with a venom that could kill in few minutes. It shouldn’t be allowed to live. That was what I told myself as I tried to kill it, yet I couldn’t.

I kept an eye on it and waited for someone to come along and help me kill it.

As if it knew I wouldn’t kill it, it stayed put where it was. It only made move to escape when it’s killer came along.

I couldn’t watch the killing because just imagining it was heart-wrenching.

Although I’m not against people killing plants and animals, either to eat or for personal reasons, I am definitely against killing animals and plant for no reason at all. I see it as animal brutality.

Again when people are scambling for a killer be killed instantly, I would rather he or she be jailed for life.

I couldn’t watch people stone people to death. I couldn’t watch people being hanged or shot dead in real life.

During festive periouds, people kill animals. That’s okay. I eat meat too without thinking about the life that went out of it but secretely, I pitied animals all over the world during this time. Again, this is no joke!

When I see an animal awaiting slaughter, I feel deep deep pity that my eyes moisten.

I would love to eat that chicken but could hate someone who killed it for me to cook with.

I could go on and on.

Whatever this feeling is called, I know it’s not normal and I really want it to stop but the truth is, it gets worse as I grow older.

Who else feels this way? Am I alone?

18 thoughts on “Inspired Sunday #4”

  1. I think it’s a good thing that as we get older, we get wiser, more in touch with the suffering of others, more aware of how we’re all connected. I draw the line at roaches tho lol

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  2. Depending on the reason either could apply.

    Killing to eat? Good.

    Killing to protect yourself or loved ones? Good.

    Killing to prevent misery? Good.

    Killing to save other animals? Probably good.

    See where this is going? I could list a lot of things but lower down the list the reasons become less good and eventually become bad.

    The people that live in a Disneyland mindset think all killing is bad. They have removed themselves from death and dying, from the consequences of their own actions, and are now so filled with unrealistic expectations that they no longer understand how a natural world works.

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    1. You’re right. Animal killing is good if done for a good reason but becomes bad at a point when one can’t explain why. On the other hand, when people are totally against animal killing, I don’t get it.
      Personally, I have witnessed people preaching against the killing of an animal for any reason at all and had wondered how a man could survive within the ecosystem without killing one or two animals.

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  3. Killing anything gives me the shivers. I would rather spray an instecticide on an insect than kill by hitting or stomping on it. Rodents, reptiles, count me out. I can’t stand them dead or alive.

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    1. That’s serious πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ, just like me. Only that I could stare at a nuisance of an insect and allow it to escape. The innsects need to make me really angry before I could use the spray, like when they get out of my control. As for the rodents, I lead them away from where I don’t want them to be. Can’t just kill them and can’t call someone to do the same. I only call someone to kill the a snake or scorpion and can’t even stand to watching them die.

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  4. You’re not alone. I have strayed away on my way to school picking up snails in the middle of the road to put them out of harm’s way and then caught moths before they got their wings slashed by the blades of the fan and let them free out of my windows. It’s good to be empathetic. It feels like a burden sometimes, especially if you don’t learn to prioritize your own needs over others but it’s ultimately a good thing. So here’s a pat on your back. Hugs ❀

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    1. That’s deep! I couldn’t help a loud laughπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜€.
      You’re right, it’s disturbing sometimes especially when you see something which poses a danger and couldn’t bring yourself to do the right thing. It becomes really risky when someone is out to hurt you and you can’t really do much to defend yourself because you don’t want to hurt them physically.


  5. 😁 Yours is a thing. So far, the biggest animal I’ve killed (and kill) is πŸ”. I spare them too much misery by take them out even before they can feel the knife on their neck. As for those pests and dangerous ‘things’, I don’t spare them at all, scorpions particularly. I can be liberal with mosquitoes though 😁. Meanwhile, I’m against the culture of killing animals indiscriminately, especially those going extinct. I marvel each time I see videos of folks butchering rare (sea) animals and all for the fun of it.

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