Repulsion is a concept that derives from repulsed, a Latin term. Its about act and the result of repulsing or repelling (despise or reject something). For example: “I feel repulsion for people who mistreat animals”, "When trying the exotic dish, the boy made a gesture of repulsion that was immediately warned by the rest of the guests", “The idea of swimming in that polluted river causes me a huge repulsion”.
Repulsion may be associated with disgust wave disgust . A person raised in a western country may feel repulsion for the idea of eating insects. In other nations, on the other hand, these animals are part of everyday food and are not related to an unpleasant sensation.
As can be seen, repulsion arises in large part from issues social , in the same way as the stereotyped behavior of heterosexuals and homosexuals, the tastes that are supposedly associated with children according to their sex and many other factors that make the general characteristics of the people of each region. Vegans, for example, may feel repulsion from a piece of meat, a chicken egg or a cheese feta, since they disagree with the consumption of animal products and seeing these elements they don't see food, but suffering and injustice .
It is often said that repulsion is experienced by being in contact with something very dirty or with debris . Within this line, let's see an example extremely graphic: an individual who must walk barefoot on excrement will surely feel a huge repulsion. However, while it is normal to think that this is true for most people, there are clear exceptions, whether for reasons vocational (as with forensic doctors) or occupational (individuals who are engaged in urban waste collection).
The vocation felt by doctors , both those who study the health of human beings and other animals, is one of the most difficult to understand by most people, but also one of the most necessary to maintain the organization of our current societies . Since childhood, this attraction is usually manifested by living organisms, by knowing the composition of the bodies, the functioning of their organs and by finding methods to solve health problems.
A future doctor is not easily impressed: the same picture that causes repulsion to most people can be interesting and attractive for a person with this vocation. For example, if an elementary school student feels sick to his stomach and throws up in the hallway, while a large part of his classmates are likely to be terrified, the boy or girl in that group who in the future will devote himself to medicine will surely approach to observe and try to lend a hand.
The repulsion can also be moral . In this case, what causes repulsion is that which is opposite to the eigenvalues. A woman may feel repulsion for another who abandons her newborn child on the street because she does not feel like taking care of him. Since protecting descendants is part of what is accepted as natural and correct, abandonment causes aversion.
It is possible to consider, in certain contexts, that repulsion even occurs on a massive level. When the news of a man who murdered his son and then ate his remains, an entire community may experience revulsion regarding such macabre behavior. These types of events are not normal, but they exist, and we humans are not prepared to accept them; in fact, the majority cannot even or wish to imagine them, since they are extremely violent.