What do I do when I meet a person for the first time? I shake their hand and I have a quick awkward conversation. If I have a feeling that they are not someone I want to know personally, I end the conversation as soon as that is possible. I know that this sounds bad but sometimes I honestly prefer sitting around bored than making small talk with people. Of course, there are people in my life that I wouldn’t trade for the world, but they are the exception.What do I do when I meet animals for the first time? I want to pet them, hug them and kiss them. I want to take them home and make them my best friends.
I love animals and reflecting on the nature of my relationships with humans, and I acknowledge that I’m simply more comfortable around animals than around people.
Animals unlike people are never deceitful or dishonest. They don’t judge or even care what I look like. They don’t even pretend to like me like some of the people I have come across. It always amazing to see that someone is genuinely happy to see me. They never disappoint me. Animals can even eliminate social anxiety that can be normal in human-human interactions.
The connection between humans and animals can be very powerful and mutually beneficial to both, so it is not surprising that animals are good for people. They give people a loving companion to care for. They encourage touch, conversation and often laughter. They can even cause us to exercise and offer an antidote for loneliness of people. Yet, benefits are not just emotional. House pets can boost infant immunity to infections, help with mental health disorders by affecting brain chemistry, and lower blood pressure.
I absolutely adore most animals. They are the best!