I hate how people forget that humans are animals too. Making yourself look pretty/handsome and going out to a club to dance, hoping to attract the attention of someone. How is that any different from a peacock displaying its feathers? Some scoff or laugh when others talk about how sex and attracttion is all down to chemicals, but…it really is. Isn’t that amazing though? These little reactions inside of us determine how we behave, our emotions, our thoughts, what we like, what we don’t like.
Why do you think it’s so hard to get up in the mornings, especially in the winter? Our bodies are telling us to stay where we are because it is safe and warm and (hopefully) free of predators. It’s a natural instinct.
Look at it the other way around. A lot of things we attribute to only humans are seen in other animals too. Dolphins have sex for pleasure, and can even have friends with benefits. Meerkats identify humans and can describe them to other meerkats (there was a brilliant study done on this but I can’t find it. Suffice it to say it was amazing.). Pigs can play video games, ravens and other domesticated birds can trick other animals and even people into giving them food, gorillas can use sign language and have been observed to “vote” on a new alpha, should the previous die suddenly.
See? We are one of the most complex of creatures (that we know of, google Fermi’s paradox for more) and we have achieved amazing things, but sometimes we all need to take a step back and appreciate where we came from.