If I could become one animal for a day...
it would be a Cheetah.
It didn't take too much time for me to figure this one out. I have always been fascinated by cheetahs. According to Wikipedia, the cheetah is a large feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. However, I could not go without mentioning their speed. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal-- as fast as 60 to 65 mph in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 62 mph in three seconds. Now that is fast! Personally, I'm always thinking and moving around doing something. If I'm sitting at my desk at home, I still have to be doing something to enrich my mind. Learning never ends for me. I guess that's why that saying, "An idol mind is a devils playground", makes a lot of sense.
I remember when I was growing up and finding my athletic interests. I played basketball, football with the neighborhood boys and also enjoyed running. I would even race boys during recess and would beat some of them too. I've always been interested in speed so sprinting was most fun for me. I wasn't too keen on long distance running. The cheetah really embodies that element of speed that I find really amazing.
As far as too much competition, which I feel is an excuse for people to give up on their dreams, cheetahs try to avoid it by hunting at different times of the day and eating their kills immediately. At times I can be very strategic and analytically-focused which keeps me from seeing goals as challenging or too competitive. I feel that if you have a plan of action then you have a road map, at least, to get you through the confusing times. You may not know all the answers to every question or how to solve every problem that comes your way but consistency is key.
I enjoy people's company. Everyone has so many interesting stories to tell. How could I not like meeting new people? The cheetah is way less aggressive and can be tamed, which makes them popular for illegally being sold as pets.
So...the cheetah is a very unique animal that would suit me well. If I had the chance to be one animal for a day, it would be my first choice.
How about you?
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