Why Do We Want to Tear Apart Things We Find Cute and Adorable?
We have all been there at some time or another. Everyone is smiling and saying “aw” at photos of an adorable little baby when someone says something like this:
“I just want to RIP HIS LITTLE CHEEKS OFF!”
“I could just EAT HIM WHOLE!”
“I just want to hug and CRUSH HIM!”
Everyone then turns and stares at that person in horror for giving voice to the thought that had been dwelling in each of their minds.
Despite what you may think, it is actually somewhat common for people to be beset with sudden violent and explosive urges when they see something extremely cute. Indeed, there was even a study that, while somewhat questionable, seemed to indicate that this phenomenon did in fact exist in a good deal of people.
The Yale Study
In the end, no one really knows for sure why we get such violent and explosive urges when we see cute things. What we do know is that we are not alone and that luckily, while we feel these urges, most of us have enough self control to not give in to them.
If you don’t, then please stay far far FAR away from animals, infants, and even our own plush products.
Do you find yourself overcome with these urges? Do you agree with any of these hypotheses, or perhaps have your own? Let us know in the comments below!
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