The average age of puberty is twelve years old. The human body is ready for procreation as early as that yet the average age of sexual intercourse ranges from eighteen in liberal societies, to marriage (if it ever happens) in conservative ones. There are at least six years of learned repression, spanning the most influential years of life, a human must experience before feeling this ultimate bond with another human.
It is common practice for us as civilized organisms to experience these kind of discrepancies between our physical and learned evolution. Even though we understand from childhood whether we are left or right brained we choose careers based on societal algorithms. The benefits of breastfeeding are countless especially when continued until a child is two years old, but it is rare for any mother to go beyond six months. We then ingest animal milk even though we are all programmed to become lactose intolerant and retain the enzyme needed despite our own DNA. If this logic is found in the animal world there would be chickens attempting to fly, puppies nursing from monkeys, cows hunting for meat, and cats desperately screeching a mating call until they are allowed to have kittens. How unnatural. Yet in our world, it is completely normal. How did the most intelligent species on Earth, even possibly the universe, lose a sense of logic so elementary that even our pets seem to express it better than us?
The beta or fighter fish is a beautiful creature. The male boasts a cape of velvety silk that puffs like peacock feathers when it is excited. When there is another male around they fight to death. Around other fish it is a bully, but it is a beautiful one, and so it is one of the most common fish found in home aquariums. We are attracted to beautiful bullies, if anyone is asked what type of animal they would like to be, the answer is never snail. It is lion, tiger, bear, wolf, eagle and the list of predators goes on. We vote for beautiful bullies and we fill their wallets. Why else would we have situations like those in Egypt and Syria, or give the rights to our bodies to institutions that claim to know about life after death?
It is easier not to think because in a world of bullies, freedom is expensive. I look around and all I see is insanity. How do we still give power to those that outlaw our choices? How do we still pay for food that isn’t real? How do we kill and fight each other based on theories handed down to us by ancients? How do we still have borders and refugee camps? How is it that if you are reading this blog right now you are richer than 75% of the world? And how did our point of reference about life become anything but ourselves? It is unnatural. I don’t want to question the choices of others anymore but when it comes to my self, I must. I am blessed to have eyes that see, a heart that beats, and a mind that thinks. I will watch the beauty of the day unfold in every experience that sets me free. I am of a silence stronger than any obstacle they may reap. I am of love. I am of peace. I am of abundance, just like you. There is a flow pushing our desire to the shore of our unknown, and in the mystery of our unravel, may our muse be our own.
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Actually, the human body is not ready for procreation as soon as it enters puberty at 12 (or 14 or 15.) In fact, most of the childbirth complications in the developing world are attributed to adolescent pregnancy. From the WHO: “Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls aged 15-19 years in many low- and middle-income countries. Stillbirths and newborn deaths are 50% higher among infants born to adolescent mothers than among those born to mothers aged 20-29 years. Infants of adolescent mothers are also more likely to have low birth weight, which can have a long-term impact on their health and development.”http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs364/en/