I have a rule: Never read comments on news related sites or youtube. I always break that rule, though. This time, it spawned from Equestria Daily.
Instead of raging and gripping about something, I'll instead pose a question for anyone who wants to answer. I encourage everyone to answer in a non judgemental way and friendly way.
Here's the question:
We, as humans, are naturally programed to like humans. We all enjoy watching our cartoon pastel ponies but why are we so adamant about hating/disowning/discrediting the human counterparts? Even before the movies I noticed significant hate to humanized ponies. I like both equally but I'll be completely honest, I find it just a little bit weird that so many people hate the humans but are adamant about the ponies. They have the same writers, animations, and personalities/ponyalities (lol). Why then does everyone give them such a hard time AND/OR why do you prefer the ponies or humans over the other?
I wish this to be an honest, non-angry, non-accusatory, actual professional-like discussion. Please no ranting/raging/trolling/taunting. If that happens, I'll just say screw the philosophy of it all and delete this journal.