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Reminds me of the Russian proverb, “a well-fed horse doesn’t rampage.” When our environment deprives us of all that makes us feel human — much like the typical Russian soldier experiences in the demoralizing way they are mistreated and starved by the army and generals, and of course like all of the unbelievable misery the trapped and captured Ukrainians are experiencing — inhumanity is surely to follow. Our social environments do not make “well-fed” humans.

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