Monday, June 25, 2007

Real need?

This guy wrote again. He wrote a long email - in my last email I had asked him to define what a 'real need' is as he pointed out that only 'real needs' should be helped. He wrote back to say I'm being difficult by asking him to define it. Along with a few other very confused arguments (people should be given blankets and not pure wool?) and the fact that he can't seem to decide if cats can fend for themselves or not, I came back to the question - how does this woman helping the cats bother him exactly?

I pointed out that if he can't define what a 'real need' is then how are people supposed to go about determining it?

He kept insisting that other things like climbing Mount Everest, slimming and nursing (?) don't bother him either but they don't advance nature. Very strange.

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Blogger VeganCatsg said...

He seems to be very isolated in a world built upon his own delusions. A very "wasted" life. He really needs help to see that he needs to help others, whether human or non-human, is experience what is truly altruistic joy.

25/6/07 10:01 AM  
Blogger Surferket said...

"Real need" is anything that can benefit him.
Our govt and educational system has produced an entire generation of such self serving drones.

25/6/07 10:18 AM  
Blogger VeganCatsg said...

Read Why Good Things Happen to Good People

Post has devoted much of his adult life to scientific research that sets out to prove the life-enhancing benefits of giving behavior. He serves as president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which conducts and funds research on altruism, compassion and service. His research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly improved. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased.

25/6/07 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watsisname would make a great politician!

25/6/07 11:15 AM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

"He seems to be very isolated in a world built upon his own delusions. A very "wasted" life. He really needs help to see that he needs to help others, whether human or non-human, is experience what is truly altruistic joy."

I think he's just a guy who just has to have the last word.. even if it involves some fuzzy logic.

25/6/07 12:25 PM  
Blogger Surferket said...

Buddhists call it karma (cause and effect).

PAP would love him.

25/6/07 12:57 PM  
Anonymous ivy league said...

What a grumpy character. Frankly, nothing intellectual about him. He is so unhappy, unable to appreciate feeders who reach out to hungry cats, sneer those who give blankets to keep others warm and a whole lot of petty, stupid comments against everything, everyone and does nothing obviously to make the world a better place.

Can you really be happy with someone like him around?

25/6/07 1:28 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

is he trying to say we're doing too much for the cats ? telling us don't pamper the cats ?

in the past, stray cats could be left to rummage in garbage bins cos they'd would find food there ... nowadays everywhere is so spick & span that if nobody feeds the cats outside, they will surely starve to death in a slow & painful way ...

since they multiply fast, we need to perform TNRP, then feed the existing cats ... this is the least we can do ...

to go a step further, take them into your home as a beloved pet ... but since not many ppl are able to do this, its juz as well they don't ...

25/6/07 1:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

You know, I don't really know *what* he is trying to say. His point seemed to be we should not feed cats because they should fend for themselves, it's only natural. When I pointed out that firstly, cats have been domesticated for many years (and hence have been cared for by people) and as Belle said, that things are so spic and span now (again because of people), cats no longer would have their usual 'supply' of food anyway. Plus keeping them fed means they keep out of the garbage.

Then he said that the root cause is pet owners because people should not own cats, abuse them, etc. Then he said it was selfishness etc that led to the problems of the world. I asked him how we deal with the latter, and he mentioned something about meditation if you are Buddhist, or waiting a long long time for things to get better.

25/6/07 6:12 PM  
Anonymous anti-stupidiy said...

he should engage PAP on how to lower the costs of living. Ask him how can he reduce immorality at Geylang and Joo Chiat but please stay out of cat matters.He may be a mental patient.

25/6/07 10:10 PM  

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