So something that I saw recently on Animal Planet was sort of philosophical in a sense.
In the wild male lions often impede on other prides just to show who is boss. An outside male will challenge the male of the pride to a fight to the death. If the new male reigns victorious, then there is essentially a new sheriff in town. The new leader proceeds to court the lionesses in the pride in order to make them his. Except it is not so much courting as it is taking something that isn’t theirs regardless of others feelings involved.
But here comes the sad part. The new male will then proceed to chase and kill the cubs from the previous reign to ensure that his bloodline is the only one that will remain.
The question that I pose is how is this any different from our current society in essence? Why is this so sad when it is a baby lion cub and not when it is the future generations of our society?
We as people don’t necessarily eat babies, which would be a whole other issue to be addressed, but we do set aside children from a previous ‘reign’. Drive thru marriages and divorces happen every day and have become the norm. With that being said how often do people take time to consider or include children in the choices that they make regarding future relationships? Although kids aren’t as experienced in relationships they can often sense something about a person that may not be apparent when you are blinded by feelings of love.
Not please note this is a wide range generalization for the sake of making a point. However the guilty ones will most likely choose not to see the logic and will probably get defensive to my general statements. You’re welcome!