Monday, June 16, 2014

Dogs and Jail

One of my brothers is in jail. The other one doesn't like dogs. When I tell this to other people, they're usually caught off guard, that one of my brothers doesn't like dogs. Because people tend to like dogs more than they do people. And we tend to project favorable human characteristics onto dogs because they can't argue, like people do. And perhaps this very good that we attribute to dogs is really just an overwhelming good that we also have and are too afraid to see in ourselves. And maybe if we did see it, maybe if we did call other people things like "loyal" and "unconditionally loving", maybe less of them would end up in jail.