Why Do Many People Have Pets?
People decide to buy pets in different situations and for different reasons. Each purchase of pet has its own history and emotions behind, which is also very interesting feature of this reality. I will try to describe the most wide-spread situations and understand the major motives that drive people towards the purchase.
Some people want to make new friends so as not be alone. They usually have not very sociable character, or just get into situation when their friends are far away, for instance, when moving to another city or country. In case of elderly people, they also get pets not to feel alone, as their children have already grown up and moved away. This motive is rather clear, to my mind, as a human cannot live outside society – he is either its part, or a loner, who, actually, usually has some pets as company.
Another reason for buying pets is the necessity to care about someone. It is another interesting peculiarity of human psychology, and it originates from people’s desire to feel that he is needed and valued by someone. On the whole, it is one of the main missions of people– to bring new life into this world and care about it. But children grow so quickly that people satisfy this need only for about 15 years for each child, which is only a small part of our lives. And pets in this situation can be a perfect option.
Besides, a lot of people just like pets – the way they look, behave and love their owners. Almost each person has his own favorite pet; tastes differ, but the motives are still the same.
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