Dealing with our (unmeasurable) inner pet

Animals are lovely. But when you have a pet you can see first hand how instinctual they are. When they are hungry, they ask you for food. When they are happy, they cuddle. When something concerns them, they hide. Even if some of us struggle to, loving animals is not that difficult. As they are fairly clear about their needs, you only need to pay attention to them and try to satisfy them in a way that balances the short- and long-term wellbeing of your pet.

But hey, humans are animals too! While obvious, this was an important realisation for me. Each of us…