Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Dog days

An educated professional I know called my dogs wild, aggressive and said that they're eternally in attack mode. His argument, dalmatians, pugs and other breeds look and behave like pets. Mine don't. They're a danger to children and neighbors.

Should a person like this deserve a response? What do people get out of spreading fear and panic? I've been contemplative ever since and have come to conclude that fear triumphs all emotions. When combined with bias, it's easy to victimize and target individuals.

Nothing else matters except being able to get rid of the object we fear and gang up where possible to achieve that. After all, the cave men in us are still waiting for an opportunity. Funnily, it was the same cave men who domesticated said dogs.

3 comments:

The Visitor said...

Should a person like this deserve a response?
Perhaps not, but one can try to educate (them) by showing otherwise.

What do people get out of spreading fear and panic?
They get validation & support for their own insecurities.

... fear triumphs all emotions. When combined with bias, it's easy to victimize and target individuals.
True - all mob behavior stems from that - recent attack on a Tanzanian student in Bangalore,

The Visitor said...

Hey here's something that I came across immediately after reading your post - a Quora post on dogs - stray at that.

Harini Padmanabhan said...

Our lives are an attempt to educate.But it does not often work as people just want the validation and support. Evolution does not come in. :)
Loved your post. Thanks for sharing. I have been led for 5km in crazy bangalore at 2 in the night by a white dog. So i know how this feels.