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Imagine if people were as different from each other as dogs are!

Colours would be way more varied than now, and very few of us would be just one colour.
There would be huge variety in the shapes of faces and bodies.
Some people would be three times the height of others, and the range of normal body weights would be off the charts.


Dogs mostly get along with each other!
Why do humans have such a hard time getting along with each other, with the [i]slight[/i] variations between us??
Perhaps I’m cynical, but dogs generally have to be socialized or many will attack each other, especially the smaller and weaker dogs.
@ServantOfTheGoddess Exactly. 😊
@bijouxbroussard Yes 👍. Discrimination is a 'Learned Behavior'.
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@sarabee1995 exactly my thought...
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
Okay I already feel like I'm half the size of most people!!!! The last thing I need is even bigger people! 🙄
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@sarabee1995 Anyway we know you are able to beat up people twice the size of you as needed so really nothing to worry about... 💪
Imagine if we tried getting along, looking at my cat if I say "Hi' while he sleeps just wakes up and says "merrrow' I know the expression before. He finds it easy, and really I have him at no human would accept, but now he is just gently sleeping when he's the feisty one? What gives?
@ServantOfTheGoddess I'd love to have his life... he sleeps whenever he wants, is always awake when I come home? It's like he operates on two planes of existance.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@thewindupbirdchronicles Cats are truly mysterious!
@ServantOfTheGoddess In their dreams, life happens and when they wake up they cast a mysterious spell that we understand, they understood every expression before they never heard?
I saw a documentary of a Russian study of wolves. Over time, those that became more domesticated also became more diverse in coloring and other characteristics.

I suspect it somewhat mirrors the evolution of civilization with humans.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@DffrntDrmmr that is truly fascinating!
Aussie69 · 51-55, M
@DffrntDrmmr I get this. If we look at established Western societies we see considerable diversity and tolerance of it. Whereas life in developing countries looks mostly the same.
TexChik · F
I bet dogs think they same thing about people 😉
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@TexChik now I want to lurk on Dog SW and see what is going on there :D
TexChik · F
@ServantOfTheGoddess hahaha. “When did she start eating asparagus? “ 😂
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@TexChik oh no... the things dogs know about us just through their superior sense of smell 😳
Magenta · F
But true human nature, the core, is the same, always. Just as it is in animals.

Ego is the reason.
Piper · 61-69, F
I get what you're saying about the physicial differences, but I'm not sure about dogs mostly getting along with each other even when they are similar in size, shape or color.

For some of the same reasons as humans, dogs even in the same 'household' hurt or kill the other.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Piper Yes people have been pointing that out about dogs sometimes being vicious to each other.
On the other hand, as far as I know they do not do horrible things to other breeds of dogs is organized ways, the way humans so often do :(
Piper · 61-69, F
@ServantOfTheGoddess Perhaps not quite as often, as humans do.
Aussie69 · 51-55, M
This is a genuinely original thought, which had never occurred to me. Although, as a Muslim told me, the reason the dog is unspeakable is it's the only creature (presumably excluding man) to make an enemy of its own kind.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Aussie69 thank you for your kind words!
I don't know about that saying about dogs making enemies of their own kind. I wonder what the stories or experiences behind that are.
There is a similar Jewish teaching about fish. Most edible animals are supposed to be slaughtered in a particular quick and humane way, but you can kill fish any old way. Why? Because unlike cows, sheep, chickens, etc., fish devour each other!
Aussie69 · 51-55, M
@ServantOfTheGoddess Re dogs again, I saw this heartbreaking thing on my morning walk awhile back. I thought, that was a doggy murder, and those dogs look like self-satisfied thugs.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Aussie69 OK they don't always get along 😢
I think dogs have more emotional depth than humans but it goes largely unrecognized. A dog trainer for the military said he learned that from many years of spending much of his time with the glorious beings. The reasoning he shared and my own observations and reflections led me to agree.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@DffrntDrmmr In Hebrew a dog is כלב[i] kelev[/i], which means "like a heart"!
REMsleep · 41-45, F
Strange thought indeed but I fear that we would only discriminate against each other more.
@REMsleep There is little discrimination in America, at least. There has been a rise in envy and attempts to systemically discriminate via the DEI/CRT bunch, though.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
@DffrntDrmmr I think that there is far too much discrimination and not alwsys in the way that you would think this is worldwide
imagine a society that preaches individuality. yet attacks and condemns anyone outside the groupthink....

....oh wait. NM
Dogs have more physical variation than any other species.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@LeopoldBloom I did not know that! So I picked the right example!

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