Your "Next" Life

United States
April 17, 2007 2:33pm CST
If you were to die and go to Heaven and stand before God.. (humor me, even if you don't believe in Heave or God) ..and he was to say that you MUST come back to earth but as an animal this time .. and he was going to give you the choice on what animal in the whole world you would want to live your life as - what would you pick and why? (You can not choose to be a human again) I would choose to come back as a big cat of some sort - probably a tiger that lives in the rainforest or somewhere tropical (not the desert!) where there are lots of other animals and plants/trees/shade. Plenty of water nearby too. Why? Because I love cats and have always had a special love for tigers and lions. I know they are powerful killers but they look so sweet and soft and I love when I see their cubs playing with the adults. They are also not low on the food chain so my life might last a little longer than say, a deer, or something like that. What about you?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I think I would come back as a dolphin. Yes I think they are adorable the way they walk. Also if I could have on as a pet I certainly would.LOL
@AmbiePam (51627)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Good choice!
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@inked4life (4225)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I would choose to be a Kentucky Derby winning racehorse. You only have to work a couple of years and then spend the rest of your life in stud. Can't think of a much better life than that....LOL
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@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I would think that I would my fave animeal and thats a chettah, or my second choice is a dog, they are lazy just like me and they pretty much sleep all day..just like me. lol
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I can be lazy, but I would stick with a grizzly bear, or a cheetah. I would like to start out as a cub and be tamed by the Seuses in Utah on Animal Planet. Brad Pitt was on there once and now Jennifer Aniston is hosting those specific episodes.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I would prefer to become an eagle so that I can fly away whenever I want to and so that I wouldn't woory about my food and material things. I would also like to fly across the globe so that i can visit all the beautiful places in this planet. I think eagles don't have enemies, that is why i would prefer this animal for my seccond life. Quiet and peaceful/. Goodluck!
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• China
18 Apr 07
it is really weird that u could choose to be an eagle. but if it is really real. u think u have to visit my land. china. a land of wonder. and do not forget to drop at my place. waiting for u always. lol...........
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@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
17 Apr 07
For me I would want to come back as some kind of bird maybe like an eagle or hawk. As a bird you can fly and soar for as long as you wanted and you could fly anywhere. Yep thats for me a bird life, plain and simply with no purpose but to mate and migrate.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have spent this life being short and dumpy. Therefore in my next life I wish to be tall and graceful. I would request to come back to the next life as a giraffe!
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@AmbiePam (51627)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Well, I don't believe we can or will come back as an animal, but since we are suspending all belief, I'd pick a flamingo. They can be pink and white, red and white, there are a couple colors they can be. They eat mostly shrimp, which I love, and how many people hate just plain old flamingos? You don't go hunt them or use them for animal testing. You see one, and you laugh. So I could go grace someone's lawn in Boca Raton. Not bad. : )
• Canada
17 Apr 07
My next life i think I ma gonna be a bear Sleep all winter Fish all summer Pregnacy adn birth happen in winter Thick fur coat Ohter animals leave you alone Thick fur coat Eat what ever you want Yup gonna be a bear
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I will come back into the ocean from whence I came as perhaps a dolphin, sea anemone or seahorse. It appears that evolutionary theory points mostly to the element of water having alot to do with our physical make-up and the ironic realization that many people alive today are zodiacally a water-sign . . . It just shows me that Goddess has a sense of humor and if she were to assign an animal, I of course stubbornly, would choose an aquatic being ! oh well she expects it.
• India
17 Apr 07
well i would like to be lion....and roar like lion in the forests and reign of all animals...be like a king and the apex of the foos cycle...but i would like to be just..and if thr is some pattern in animal kingdom i will like to bring peace and order to that..well dolphin is as good an option...can think and is good at heart...capable of human attachment and interaction...and the flying in the sky over vast ocean....any bird would also be fine...all choices are in preference order...
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I believe in reincarnation and that we do come back to earth in some form, whether it be as another human or as an animal. I have always dreamed of coming back as a bird. I think they look so graceful gliding through the sky. I believe God on judgement day, determines how we lived our lives and will decide at that point what we come back as. My fear, even though I lead a good life is that I'd come back as a rat or cockroach. YUCK! I hope I have led a good, clean life that is far more worthy than to be punished as one of these animals.
@edgar1868 (204)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
This is no joke...I'd choose to become a pig or a chicken (the broiler type). This way, I will be spending the shortest possible time again on earth before some human will feast on my flesh. That would mean going back to Heaven Again!! I will not waste time again on earth compared to heaven.
• Singapore
18 Apr 07
I like how you think. Get in, get fat, get cooked, get eaten and home free. Not a bad way to make a round trip :E If I'm ever caught in a choice like that, I know how would answer now!
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• United States
20 Apr 07
This is a fun one;) Can I keep my memories or is it a completely new slate? If I could keep my mind, I'd want to come back as a monkey and freak everybody out by signing that it was me-lol That would be halarious AND my family would probably rack up a good chunk of money by "revealing me" to the world-lol! If I didn't have the mind I have now, I'd choose an animal that isn't in much danger.....which rules out alot of jungle animals and others that live in the wild. I wouldn't want to get eaten! I'd probably choose to be a labrador retriever. They are usually adopted by families with children because they have such sweet temperments and are like one of the family.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I have thought about this before and I would come back as a farmers milk cow so I could eat all the sweet grass and grain that I wanted and no one would tell you how fat you are they would just Love me because I gave sweet milk. Also I could make loud Mooing noises and no one would care, and maybe the farmers children would make me wear a nice bonnet and call me Bessie lol I did give thought to the food chain levels too, I figured since I gave milk they might keep me alive a litte longer than the others.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
That's a pretty good question. Well I would love to come back as a panther. I love panthers and the idea of being a catlike animal sounds appealing to me.
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• India
18 Apr 07
i would like to be a butterfly......... everyone like butterfly i dont have any reason,but at a moment when i start of think this topic butterfly is the first word that is came in my mind so i like to be a butterfly if i got an opportunity to be reborn on earth as an animal...
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@navtech (1776)
• India
18 Apr 07
If you possess "Passive Character" during this life you will take rebirth again as human in a rich and well educated family. If you possess "active character" you will take rebirth as human, in a poor and uneducated family and if you are lazy character you will take rebirth in animal kingdom. What is "Passive Character"? A man/women who possess "Passive Character" always keep themselves busy by doing something constructively, they used to be very alert,adopt the policy of "honesty is the best policy", they are God fearing people. They will do good things without thinking "what is in it for me". What is "Active Character?" They may be honest, god fearing, alert, doing something constructively but they will anything good or bad with one goal "what benefit I will get out of doing this" What is "Lazy Character" Question itself answer.
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18 Apr 07
i would come back as a pedigree dog because i would be constantly needed to breed and that cant be a bad life as a male...would hate to be the female one though lol
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I don't know. I would probably choose a cheetah or a grizzly bear. If you ever watch Animal Planet, and watch the program "Growing up...," then you know what I'm talking about.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
well, if im to be reincarnated as an animal i would prefer to live as a SIAMESE cat. its pretty cute though...
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