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Article by Wendy McCance
Last night I was talking with my husband about the most random things. We hit on a topic that, although strange, was actually kind of fascinating to ponder. So, here’s the topic: What would the world be like if when you died, you came back as an animal? What if you came back as an animal and you were put in the same situation as how you had treated an animal yourself?
Strange question, right?
So here are a couple of examples. Let’s say that you were a hunter and came back as a deer. Maybe you had a pet cat and you came back as a cat? Basically you came back as the animal you interacted with the most, whether a pet or an animal in the wild.
Let’s say you came back as a deer and were hunted just as you used to hunt the deer. Here’s another scenario. Let’s say you had a cat that you treated like a member of the family. The cat was loved and adored and treated extremely well. You come back as a cat yourself and end up in a family where you are loved and adored and treated extremely well.
Here’s another twist. Let’s say you are the cat. You come back as a cat and have a wonderful family taking care of you. Perhaps you are a cat that chases and kills mice. When your life as a cat is over, you come back as a mouse. You are a mouse that ends up in a home with a cat that is going to kill you.
So the cycle goes on and on and you come back over and over as smaller animals until there is nothing left to come back as.
Leave it to my overly imaginative mind to think this up. It does make me wonder how the world might look at animals differently if this was truly what happened.
The whole idea is completely far-fetched, but, honestly do we really know it couldn’t happen? I mean it’s not like an animal can give you the heads up and tell you that you might want to think about the way you are treating them because eventually it will be you in their position.
Anyway, just food for thought. Maybe we will get a good discussion rolling off of this idea. 🙂
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