- May 8, 2023
This is something I think about from time to time. On the face this might seem ridiculous but the more I think about it the more I feel it may hold some water. Animals don’t have any sort of higher consciousness like humans. They aren’t self aware of their suffering or existence upon this planet. They definitely experience suffering but I don’t believe are cognizant of it to the same degree as humans. Animals don’t question their existence on the planet; they simply follow their instincts and eventually die in some manner, much sooner than humans as well. Then again, they also don’t have the ability to take part of the “higher” pleasures of the human experience. Though, they also likely don’t care so I doubt that affects much.