But I am very affectionate and loving and compassionate to him and so in time, he has begun to exhibit these traits in return. The more I kiss him or hug him, the more he reciprocates. But if he is startled outside he reverts back to agrees ion with me for a moment. So, he is capable of both.
But what will he be depends on his environment.
I have seen a study on television where when you are compassionate to another human being, that part of their brain actually goes on and developes more. You even develop yours more the more you use it.
So, compassion is defiantly something, in my opinion, something that can be taught and is carried on by living organisms exhibiting this trait to others.
Not just a born with it and so you got it kind of thing.
So, in this very symbiotic sense is where the evolution of compassion takes place, I think.
So- that is why in my opinion religion has played a big part in this evolution of compassion.
Yes, human beings have evolved the capacity to be violent and also to be kind, just like most animals.
But what traits persist and grow and evolve further?
Evolution is a participatory natural process in my opinion. We don't sit on the side lines and everything just happens to us. We are contributing to our own evolution and this is a very important part for people to understand.
What you put in the mixing pot is going to come out of it.
This is where religion or culture plays a very instrumental part of morals or compassion in my opinion, continuing to evolve and hopefully for the better.
Any animal can show meanness or kindness. Chicken fights is an environment that supports violence and so the chickens become more violent. Chickens in small spaces even pluck each other to death.
Kinda like children misbehave when in small spaces.
So our environment, the non-living environment as well as the living environment, which includes the consciousness there, effects the evolutional progression.
Culture is a part of all animals consciousness in my opinion.
Religion is a part of human's consciousness, and is another aspect of culture.
So, we have to consider both when we consider compassion and the effects both have played.