I think I would rather be an unconscious animal running around without a care or regret in the world. I think it would be much less stressful to be an animal compared to the neverending reasoning and conscience of being a human.
the thing is, if youre a human being, you have the capacity to better yourself to weigh things, decisons and be part of society, there are ills of society but then it is still worth being a human than an animal hehe
Good points again. Maybe it still depends on the individual situation. If there was a choice between being a free animal or a human with a life sentence in prison, which would you choose? I would be the free animal.
I will agree with PDH on this one. I would rather be Human, with my own free will thought, so I can control my own life.
If I were an animal, then the HUMAN Consciousness I enjoy so much would be gone and then I wouldn't have a clue about anything in life or even life itself.
Animals are guided by nature's guidance. These animals, as you put it, don't think for themselves. Everything animals do is by instinct or reaction. There is no thought process or introspection of oneself.
If I could be an animal before everything became industrialized, that would be the path I would choose. Since currently it wouldn't be too fun to be an animal because they don't have many areas to be free (because of humans >.<), I would have to be an human.
However, I would love to trade places with my cat for a day. Haha, he has quite the life mopping around being a house cat.
I'd rather be an animal...They don't destroy everything around them, use up all the planets natural resources or build destructive things (generally speaking.) Maybe I'd be a cockroach so that I could see what the world looks like after we destroy it.
In your personal spiritual beliefs, do animals have souls? Are they interchangeable with human souls? In the past few days I've spent some time looking into my dog's eyes, and I can't decide what I believe...