Wow this blog is getting to be an ecletic mix. You see I sometimes have a hard time explaining my meat-free diet. I consider all the crap thats happened in the past to a unintelligent barbarianism, I believe in progess, the development of self and society. Not far out concepts I'm sure many will agree.
To attach any kind of value to this strife of all these lives and the progress they've made as well as attaching any meaning to ours we must value life itself, or everything we do is in vain. Therefore very simply I value all life, especially so because I have the faculties to not only empathise with fellow human beings, but the progress made by our fellow living creatures parallel to our own. It is not the 'be all and end all' of all progress that can be made, just one of the great many things that I urge others to do, to simply better every beings value.
I think its important to realise that we all play a part however small in the long but arguably enjoyable march of the human race. It is important to have confidence in oneself in knowledge that we can improve and affect this reality in small but significant ways.