A thread to discuss misdirected maternal instincts. "Fur babies" would be an obvious one, but this baby yoda thing was new to me.
The benefit of raising a creature without a rational soul is that it can never grow up to use its intellect to discern right from wrong apart from the owner's desires.I saw these "mamalorians" a while ago. So disturbing, so dystopian. Hideous, hideous world.
The whole "furbaby" thing is along these lines. Animals do, at least, have little personalities and if it's a dog you at least get some exercise, but the verbiage of "furbaby" - like, dear god, do you not see how disturbing that is?
And, animals don't talk back, nag, or complain. Many women do not want a reciprocal relationship, with give and take. Animals are a poor substitute for a real relationship.Yeah, people like pets because they're human-enough to fulfill a sort of social/emotional need, to get that feedback, but you can still project your entire world view on the creature, have it's little voice in your head repeating all that back to you, etc.
Pets are going to be a huge moneymaker in the future. They already are, but there will be lots of millennials and more who have nothing in their life but furbabies, social media, and disposable income. It's sad, but I'd like to find a way to make some of that money.
A strong man in her life would have likely prevented this, alas, she chose a dog instead.She was a YouTuber and actress. I'm not posting this to be cruel, but it's important to see so to help others. She posted this about a month before her suicide. May she rest in peace.
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I'm the same. It's beyond weird. I know this 34 year old Asian woman. She's young looking, thin, keeps in shape, really cute. She is married but has no kids yet. She has this huge German Shepherd that she refers to a a "fur baby". I'm thinking, "Your dog is a fraking beast. It's not a poodle or a Siamese cat. It's not a fur baby". It just sounds weird. It just seems strange that she no kids at her age.I personally hate the term "fur baby." To me it reeks of neurotic human beings, who usually do not have children of their own, and so the cat or dog is an unhealthy substitute. When people use the term, my skin crawls!
As biotech advances, corporations that offer anti-aging treatments for pets will make a fortune! People will get to keep that much beloved animal by their side, for decades longer than normal.