If you could be anything other than human - and I realize some of you already are, what creature would you want to be?
For me this is more than a simple “get to know your psyche” question; I’ve genuinely thought about it and have come up with some sensible answers.
Birds have a big advantage in my view because they can live seamlessly in two environments – both the land and the air. Their literal ability of flight from danger is enviable.
Downside: Birds tend to be the Christian Scientists of the animal world. If you’re a young bird and you fall out of the nest, they leave you to your fate. Thanks, folks.
Turtles also flourish in two environments – water and land. Their hard shells are formidable defense against their enemies. They get to spend lots of time at the beach! Oh, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja variety get to enjoy pizza.
Downside: Yup, they’re pretty slow, and fecked if they end up on their backs. And yup, it's Domino's.
Do you have a taste for the predator’s life? How does the idea of a prehensile tail grab you? Would you object to going without opposable thumbs?
PS: No unicorns or other chimeras, please.