While I was running this morning, I had this thought:
“Humans have people and things in their life for one of two reasons:
- to show those people/animals/things affection (out of their own need for affection)
- or to assert control them (out of their own need for control).
The balance of affection or control in a person’s life is easy to see. How does a person interact with those around them? How do they interact with pets?
Here’s the thing, though: when asked their preference, every human would choose being shown affection over trying to be controlled.”