August 15, 2020

Humbled Females: new forum reply to Taglines

New reply from Lord Ren

<p>You mean the signature at the end of posts? Well, I'll post mine here in case it's difficult for people to see without zooming in.</p>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">We weep for the death of a bird, but not for the death of a fish. Blessed are those with voice.</div>
<p>I first heard this in a Ghost in the Shell movie, and when I did it hit me like a truck. I'm not entirely sure if it's from somewhere else, though considering Ghost in the Shell has a large amount of references to philosophy, subtle symbolism, and tries to get to talk about why humans are the way they are I wouldn't doubt that it is a nod in that direction in some way.</p>
<p>It is a useful reminder, similar to memento mori, that regardless of how much we try humans are always biased. A bird dies, a cat dies, a dog dies: for all of these, in general, we weep, we lament. A rat dies, a fish dies, an ant dies, or bacteria die: for all of these, in general, we pay no mind. There are things we notice, and care about, and things we innately filter out. We sympathize and empathize with a wounded deer, we don't care about the damaged coral reefs. Despite all being alive, some lives matter more than others to us. Maybe that's okay, maybe not. But that's how humans, and I suspect every other species on this planet, work. And, unfortunately, nothing is going to change that. We just need to accept it and be aware of it.</p>
<p>Look far and wide, remember that things may be coloured in a way you don't expect, and always carry an open mind.</p>
<p>As for what it says about me to others: I do not know nor do I care. I don't base my actions around what other people may or may not think. If it resonates with them as it did me, then that's great. If not, that's okay too. Not everything is for everyone.</p>

Original Post by emergingessence


<p>It’s fascinating, the little things that we display to show the world in subtle ways, who we are. <br />Something I’ve always been curious about since being here… the quote or saying or passage you chose as your tagline… if you care to share, why did you choose it? If you’re willing to elaborate further, what does it mean to you? What do you hope it says about you to others?</p>

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