We all theoretically believe that violence is not right, but in reality we all have our compassion zone in which we have few races, few caste, few species who are worthy of our empathy, others our just doomed to the default settings we all bequeath from our ancestors. we humane people in name of practical needs(or sometimes culture and religion) manufacture ,enslave and slaughter animals in factory farms and rationalise it by believing it to be the natural order of existence. wearing someones skin(leather, fur) is not food chain, manufacturing and enslaving them is not food chain..its sheer apathy. this nature of violence is not needed for us to survive..its redundant..its cruel ...also animal factory farming is one of the largest contributors to green house gases emissions .
just a questions ..why is not okay to kill dogs, cats but is okay to kill cows, pigs, goats and others.
@agog i come from a family of non vegetarians both from my mothers and fathers side.. I am not saying that people who consume meat are morally inferior in any way or form..and when did i talk about 100 percent non violence..we all are different shades of grey and exhibit violence in thoughts and sometimes in actions. violence is sometimes necessary for self defence.
my major area of concern is with the systemic violence that has been institutionalised and legitimised against few communities and species..
we dont need to control, enslave, torture and slaughter these animals to live a healthy and enriched life, violence when in defensive is a necessity but when in offensive is wrong. when under attack by a wild animal u will do anything to defend urself(even violence), but when u feed pineapple laden with crackers to the animal that was doing no harm to you..its cruel
now lets talk about plants..well plant are not sentient ,animals are...plants don't have CNS, they dont feel pain joy fear like animals do...animals are conscious, plants are not.. they dont writhe in pain when attacked and killed...having said that i do believe every time we rip a piece of plant away , some damage is done...but in the end its about minimising the suffering..to consciously choose how to be least violent.
and i believe you understand nuances because there is something holding us back from consuming human flesh. the logic trees are alive, humans are alive so if we can eat trees we can also eat humans doesnt work
@Katy_Singh So what's your views on rearing livestock for milk and farming purpose ? Isn't drinking milk unnatural (except in childhood) ?
i turned vegan 8 years ago..so there is nothing much to argue here.
its highly improbable for them to merge 2020 and 2021 examinations...also putting students life at jeopardy for a mere examination would not be wise..i know its a huge deal for us all who have invested so much time and energy for this paper..par doston jaan hai toh jahan hai... i have seen it in close quarters how it impacts people, my cousin contracted it(he has hypertension and diabetes) ..his got fatal, ram bharose thik ho gaye..par abhi bhi pain rehta hai unhe..toh we cant take it lightly.
My Centre is 180Km away. I usually go and stay at a Hotel a day or two before.
Now I'm little afraid to book a Hotel.
I will leave very early in the morning and reach my Centre. Let's hope everything will be alright and goes according to schedule.
Mine is 350+ km :) Don't know what to do
DID YOU GUYS NOT CHANGE YOUR CENTRES ?
bhai jeena seekhna hai marna nahi, and to be able to live with covid as a new normal we have to follow certain safety protocols. authorities have to enforce it and citizens have to follow it. yaha aisa kuch nahi dikh raha..
i cant afford to take it casually because i have an underlying medical condition and has also had a surgery few months ago.
@Katy_Singh Cool. All the best!By the way, there are other set of students also who want the exam. Someone here pointed out yesterday how students appearing for IBPS RRB are scared about exam getting postponed again. They want the exam to be conducted.Also concerns on the both side of the spectrum are genuine. Don't dismiss other side as being senseless and apathetic.
not belittling anyone, but for me health is more important than any exam . it seems as if the government is forcing us to choose between life and career. i also understand that many people are not taking it seriously, but as a diabetic, i cant afford to not take it seriously.
good luck to u too!
@palebluedot most probably it will be on time ....i dun think jee/neet postponement will have any effecf on prelims...l
may be, but i believe if jee and neet are deferred it would set a positive precedent. the paradigm will shift in favour of students. if the spike in positive covid cases continue at the same rate till october, someone might challenge upsc in court. abhi hi yeh sab bate chal rahi hai..
baaki sab SC pe hai....i m doubtful ki woh executive ki space ko jyada encroach karenge..
If there is possibility of vaccine in next 2-3 months then it might get deferred
vaccine kab aayegi pata nahi..russia wali ka bhi bharosa nahi hai..many scientists are extremely sceptical about it.