Humans may brand themselves superior animals but we're also the only animal that can prevent ourselves from eating due to worrying about our looks; the only animal that can harm its own kind to the extent that it does; the only animal that when in heat has an existential crisis about suitability or solidarity around being single or chooses to be celibate. We, humans, don't just have sex whenever we want but might consider if it's a good time, if the partner is right or in the mood and if there is something more pressing to do first.
Thus being human can be more like a chore, whereas being a cat usually involves simply following one's cat instincts.
So, to be human is to be able to philosophise about our existence and choices.
And that we can philosophise and make choices not driven solely by instincts is what makes us the human animal.
I wonder if you agree. After all, it's your life, your choice!
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