Some days

I feel like leaving the human world but keep on living in another animal form like a cougar, Orca, harpy eagle or octopus. Distilled existence to a matter of survival. Maybe I would have a shorter life but I would be free of the human constructs of money, class, degrees, 24 hour news cycle, misogyny, and so it goes on. I see myself as a matriarch elder elephant leading the group to water or matriarch Orca leading the hunt. Maybe another lifetime.

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Well Then

Oct 10, 2020 at 9:40am

Go get an ocean kayak and the necessary gear. Kayak up the coast and build a little shack out of driftwood and sticks, and live the life as a subsistence gatherer.
You can't be an orca or elephant, but you can approximate the life style.

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Rather hypocritical

Oct 10, 2020 at 11:00am

You want your own freedom yet even in animal form you desire to rule over everyone else in your pack.

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May B. Itsyuu

Oct 10, 2020 at 1:29pm

Hopefully you lose the ego...

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Anonymous

Oct 10, 2020 at 1:57pm

Is this a twist on Antinatalism? Has anyone read Thomas Ligotti? Maybe human consciousness is a giant misstep in human evolution?

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How naive

Oct 10, 2020 at 2:01pm

You'd also be living in constant fear of being eaten by apex predators, suffer from untreated diseases, forced to brave extreme elements unsheltered, no guarantee of food sources, and no peaceful sleep because danger can come at any moment. We evolved to overcome these much worse living conditions. You really should appreciate life and what it's brought you, other life forms would kill for what we have.

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lol...

Oct 10, 2020 at 2:03pm

... at being free of "misgoyny" in the animal kingdom. Go research primate mating.

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Nah...

Oct 10, 2020 at 7:19pm

I'm already a cougar.

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What If...

Oct 10, 2020 at 8:16pm

What if you ended up being a mosquito? I’m pretty sure we don’t have a choice otherwise everyone would pick the best scenario.

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Eight arms to hold you

Oct 10, 2020 at 8:53pm

I am already an octopus.

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@8 Arms!!!

Oct 13, 2020 at 6:17pm

Fantastic piece of music from the Goonies sound track. The music video on YouTube is pretty sweet too! Performed by The Goon Squad. I might listen to my vinyl copy tonight. Cheers.

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