Time is the devil
Cats and dogs feel things based on the world as immediately experienced. The human, however, often interprets the experience through words and only then decides how to feel about it.
Thinking can be a detriment. For instance, I’d rather go hiking with someone who can sense or feel danger immediately than one who needs time to rationally conclude there’s danger.
Thinking, however, is a human necessity. It’s hard to imagine the human animal surviving in the wild without the ability to think. In tandem with the eyes to perceive patterns in the night sky, ancient humans could…