Will we one day look down upon ourselves for eating meat?
Do you think there will be a day in the far future when those alive will look at us a primitive or even look down upon us from the past for eating meat?
The reason i bring this up is because i read an article a few months ago saying that it could be entirely possible that one day we (as a whole) will stop consuming animal products, could it happen? Whats your opinion?
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@mitchel9997, Beautiful question,Simple, yet thought provoking.
I Believe your question establishes 2 presumptions:
1.We(future humans) establish that the animals we consume actual have a concious experience,therefore experience the pain,torture and cruel conditions we put them through and we are looked down upon for our selfish cruelty .or secondly…
2.We are seen as primitive for consuming a product that although serves some of our nutrition needs now,is seen as inefficient and basic in the future(I make this in comparison in the belief that future food will be artificially engineered to serve our nutrition needs exactly).
To be honest, I feel that it is a combination of both,but primarily the first.
So to answer the question-yes we will be looked down upon,but also future generations will acknowledge the reasons/limitations which required us to consume another life form.
That eating meat is bad is a concept, all forms of judgementality are concepts, I think we will surpass the importance of the conceptual identity and exist in a state of pure natural value. In which case we would not pass judgement on each other then or on humans of the past.
I think it’ll happen someday, just not in the way we think. We’d probably eliminate our metabolism altogether and recreate an android-type power source for our bodies. Little iron men running around with cores in our chest or something. But right now our source of nutrition and energy comes from food, so as long as that stays the same I think we’ll have people eating whatever they want/can. Idk what’s changing with me, but I never have an appetite for food anymore, much less meat. I chew on it for a few seconds and the lumpy mass in my mouth just feels wrong. Not in an omg, save the animals way; but I honestly can’t convince my mouth to enjoy eating anymore. Looking to get plugged in..
Maybe we’ll look down on the way we produce the majority of the meat we consume, but meat-eating is such a natural part of the human existence and goes as far back as we can see, so i can’t see it ever dying out completely.
@mitchel9997, I think about this kind of stuff a lot. Or ponder it I should say. I think we will.
Sometimes it feels weird knowing there’s a piece of dead body of an animal on my plate. “As opposed to alive meat?” LoL i kno rite -_-