Instinct or thinking, which works best?
Newsflash folks! I finally know where I’ve gone wrong all this time.. It came to me, in a flash of brilliance last evening under the influence of some particularly delicious Shiraz. The problem is: I’m trying to be human. Clearly, I need to learn to be .. something else..
What the heck is she on about? I hear you ask. Well I can’t actually hear you, cos I AM human but maybe if I was a cat I’d hear you .. cos cats have good hearing?
And while I’m on that theme: if I was a cat, what a life I’d lead!
I’d wake up as late as possible. I’d eat .. I’d wash myself.. I’d sleep. I’d kill something .. in a fairly cruel sort of way and at the least, I’d toy with it before it died.. I’d occasionally seek some attention from someone else in my world, but if I didn’t get any or couldn’t find anyone I’d be all like “meh who cares” and just go find somewhere sunny to sleep.
That said, I do foresee a few problems!
1. I don’t sleep so well.
2. I do like to seek out company even when it’s not around.
3. There’s that whole silly law about murder an’ jail and stuff.
4. I’m not overly excited by the idea of eating mice. Or any raw meat, for that matter.
Anyhoo, back to the concept behind this post – humans don’t seem to know how to just “BE” humans any more. It seems we’re always trying to be something else. Watch a cat, it just “be’s” a cat. It doesn’t try to be a dog (except if it’s a seal point or something equally exotic but they’re just mental cases anyway) it knows what to do and just does it.
Ditto for an elephant. Never seen an elephant try to be a pigeon, have you? They act on instinct and just do what they’re meant to do.
Oh .. instinct. Right .. therein lies the alleged benefit of being human. We have brains to assist us in fucking up .. when we could just cruise along instinctively?? Another brilliant plan foiled! Fooey ..