Shiva

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  1. I sometimes like to do recipes by "The Happy Pear" on youtube. They are usually really quick, easy and tasty
  2. Do you have an example?
  3. Not all of red is war lords and monarchies. There are degrees to every stage. But yes, maybe it's would be appropriate to swap red and blue for the sake of spiral dynamics
  4. Interesting that the colors are sort of in line with spiral dynamics. Just replace purple with orange and there you go.
  5. Sorry my bad What I'm saying is that factory farm animal agriculture is better for the planet than organic animal agriculture if we want to reach the same scale. It's also more cruel and less ethical of course, but in this one particular regard it is better. More plant agriculture would be better than either one, I agree with you. It is better for the environment and it's less cruel and more ethical. And as my quick back of the napkin calculation shows, it's also better for human beings.
  6. I get what you're saying. And with music I agree because low notes can be equally pleasant as high notes. But when it comes to life, emotions and experiences, who wants to experience the lows on purpose? Sure, if I have a losing streak I will try to make the best out of it, but if I don't have to why would I do something that I know will make me miserable? I'm not a masochist And just experience the lows for the sake of experiencing the lows sounds like condoning oneself with defeat to me... Sorry for being so negative, I don't mean to. I'm just having a hard time to find the right words right now.
  7. Awesome purpose and I hope so, too!
  8. Many of the so called "spiritual" people actually seem quite bitter and not happy and content at all. I have come to believe that this is a defence mechanism for many. After a long time of hitting your head against the wall seeking enlightenment, you can either get frustrated or fool yourself by telling yourself that it is worth it when actually it wasn't. But this just postpones the frustration and creates a bubble that will eventually burst and lead to an existential crisis. I'm sure there are some deeply enlightened beings as well, but from my experience interacting with people, this seems to be the case for so many. I kinda don't want to fall into that trap. Thoughts? Opinions? Comments?
  9. @WHO ISI feel the same. Many of the so called "spiritual" people actually seem quite bitter and not happy and content at all. For many this is a defence mechanism I believe. After a long time of hitting your head against the wall seeking enlightenment, you can either get frustrated or fool yourself by telling yourself that it is worth it when actually it wasn't. But this just postpones the frustration and creates a bubble that will eventually burst and lead to an existential crisis. I'm sure there are some deeply enlightened beings as well, but from my experience interacting with people, this seems to be the case for so many.
  10. It's just logic. Feel free to use Google... Yes, correct. I'm saying that factory farmed meat is less ethical, but more ecological. And organic meat is more ethical, but less ecological. In fact, the whole point of a factory farm is exactly that: To get as much output (meat) with as little input (resources) as possible. An organic farm is the opposite. Here we don't just care about the output. We also care about the input and we are willing to get much less output for much more input (land, food, lifespan, etc.). So, factory farms are inherently more resource-conserving. That's what they are designed to be. No animal agriculture sounds good to me! And I tell you why with some quick math because I love numbers and like to derive them for myself : We are 7.8 bn people on the planet. And let's assume that on avg. each person consumes about 1,500 calories per day. That 's 11,7 trillion total daily calorie consumption. From the image above we know that we get 83% of that with just 23% of crops, that's 9,7 trillion calories. Now if we didn't have animal agriculture and could ideally use the 77% of land that are now used for animals, for crops to feed humans, we could produce about 42 trillion calories in total. That's a +260% increase in calories we could produce. Or in other words, we could feed about 28 bn people! These numbers are just approximations, but you get the point. If we assume 1,000 calories instead of 1,5k we end up being able to feed 19 bn people, FYI. It is really sad that people still need to die of hunger in this word when it would be possible to feed 4 times as many people... Think about that! Unfortunately, realistically, I don't think this is gonna happen any time soon. The world isn't conscious enough and western people's taste preferences still matter more than human and animals lives...
  11. Thank you guys! Never looked at it that way Maybe not trying to be spiritual may actually be the most spiritual thing ever. Now maybe I'm bullshitting myself, hahaha
  12. Livestock already takes up nearly 80% of global agricultural land. And that is with factory farms where every animal barely has enough room to breathe. If you want to give every cow, pig and chicken a nice big acre, where do you want to put that? You would need to cut down more rain forest to make room for that! See, we don't even have enough land. Also a cow is usually slaughtered at about 1.5 years. If you want to be more cow-friendly and extent that to their natural life span that's >15 years. So, if you want to keep producing the same amount of meat, you need 10 times more cows. So, instead of 1.5 billion cows that are currently alive, we would need 15 billion cows (twice the amount of humans). Where do you want to put the extra 13.5 billion cows? Where and how do you want to grow the crops you need to feed them? I agree, factory farms are unethical and I'm against them, but the one advantage they have is that they are much more efficient than organic farms, which turns out to be more resource-conserving.