This is a really interesting question because the answer is obvious, no one is “more” or “less” animal. There is simply another level of self-awareness to consider. This level is the level of our consciousness, the level of our understanding of our inner and outer world. Our inner world is what we are aware of, our outer world is what we think about.
The second question is about our outer world. We think about how we think about things. As such, the answers we give to these questions are just as important as the answers we give to the first two questions. For example, we are more animal than human. This means we prefer to be around other animals. And we would rather not be on a boat being attacked by a shark than to be on the docks of a city where there are people throwing food into the water.
This is the sort of thing that we’ve said in our videos and in the blog and even in some of the earlier blogs because we don’t want to give people a false sense of what animals are like.
We see this same thing in the animal community. It seems that every time someone tries to get an animal to do something, the responses are invariably negative. This is because animals are animals. Sure, they can be a little difficult to get along with sometimes, but they are still animals. And that is the point. Animals are animals because that is how they are. That is why the world is not a better place if we do not all try to become better people first.
It seems that most of the “anti-animal” rhetoric is nothing more than a self-defeating belief in the superiority of human nature. It appears that animal-haters are so convinced of their own insecurities that they will never be able to admit they need help.
The problem is that self-defeating thinking is not limited to the animal kingdom. It goes hand in hand with human nature. For example, some people say, “I can’t believe I married someone who has such a short fuse.” This is not a self-defeating response. There are many people who hate their spouses, but they are not going to get married just so their spouses are going to be the best in the world.
You, my friend, are suffering from a self-defeating mentality right now. You’re feeling insecure about your marriage and the way the kids are doing. It is something that is not going to change in a year. If you want to get married, then you will need to acknowledge this.
The problem is that we are so caught up in our own lives that we don’t realize we’re not in our own lives. In fact, we don’t even realize we’re not.