Why I Prefer Animals to Most People
I'm not anti-social by nature, but I have grown more selective with my preferences as I've grown older. In social situations I gravitate to those people who are less dramatic, less arrogant, less closed-minded.
I talk with many people -- lots of them are strangers that I encounter going about daily life. Generally, these are not in-depth conversations, so they tend to be pleasant and brief. I try only to emit positive energy as most of us already have enough negativity in our lives.
With animals, there is no need for conversation, for pleasantries. Give an animal adequate food, water, shelter and positive attention and you've got an eager companion.
People are not so easily satisfied. I don't wish to be controlled, micro-managed, berated or used, not physically, not mentally and not emotionally.
When you're a nice person -- and everyone I can think of will agree I am nice -- there are those who seem drawn to you like a magnet is to steel. These are the people I call the energy-suckers. They talk and whine and complain, eagerly lapping up every miniscule iota of positive energy from a nice person.
Animals are quite content with what you give them -- okay, maybe not cats, but that's a whole other story. Animals give unconditional love and devotion -- people not so much.
This post is part of the A-W Category Challenge begun by Dawnwriter
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