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Aurora Blog — Cute Aggression

Why Do We Want to Tear Apart Things We Find Cute and Adorable?

Posted by John Kim on

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...

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