Would you rather be an animal or a human?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    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.

    Which would you rather be and why?

    1. kess profile image59
      kessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Surely it is better to be an animal, unless of course you understand the value of that consciousness.

      And that I have understood.

  2. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Well, I'm a 4,000 yrear old conscious desert jackal - so I don't get the best out of either world!

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol You can't beat a human rabbit with horns.

  3. Sa Toya profile image72
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    I love being human BUT it has many downsides with guoit worries, bills to pay etc.

    Animal life might just all be easier but then that depends on the animal.

    Some are endangered, some are prey, nothings perfect right?

    cool

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, good point. Depending on what animal you were, it might not be so fun. Maybe if I could pick the animal I could be, I would be down. lol

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    humans I like the capacity to have morals and to think

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If morals and thinking are so important, why is it so stress free to live without thinking about thoughts or morals?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        then you cant think of what youre missing

        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

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
            prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yet you can still write a book while inside prison??

            1. marinealways24 profile image59
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              and get raped and killed or beat up everyday. lol

    2. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. profile image43
        The Paulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The hassle of having bills to pay and busses to catch and so on is worth not being torn to pieces by a large cat.

  5. DevinG profile image58
    DevinGposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great points by you and Cags. Captivity would suck.

  6. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    This brings up another question, do some humans not choose to live in captivity of their belief?



    Uh oh.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Beliefs are not demonstrated as people living in captivity. A belief system structure for humans is to be based on your faith in your own ability, to discern truth and lie.

      If those who cannot discern between truth and lie, are held captive, by those who choose to manipulate, use or abuse others, as they see fit. smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        beastiality?? morning CAGS

  7. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Sorry Marine, I don't mean to be off topic, but I've given my thoughts on this topic already and want to draw some attention to a project Lyricsingray and Myself are working on.

    Any Men or Women who either doesn't know or hasn't joined?

    Check it out?

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/31352#top

    Thank you for your time and back to your topic at hand. smile

  8. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I'll stick to me. big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would stick to you. We could be sticky together. lol

  9. articleposter profile image55
    articleposterposted 8 years ago

    I want to be a bird.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image73
      Rod Marsdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll go along with being a bird, too.


  10. Happyontheinside profile image81
    Happyontheinsideposted 8 years ago

    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.

 
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