No.1 is preferred. Control my life or somebody else will.
No.2 is circumstancial, inevitable and may one day happen or has happened.
Examples of these:
a. Hospitals/Institutionalized/Nursing Homes/Residential Care homes.
c. Parental Custody
e. Marital life in a none Democratic Country, ruled by religion, traditions, and gender superiority.
In any case, one who has not at some point in life gone through some type of control and solitude will never fully understood what freedom is all about.
An Animal? I do not wish to be one or believe in the concept of being incarnated to any.
To make *any* animals as pet? They don't belong to any masters just as humans is nobody's ownership.
This relates to the "pet" thread and is more concerned with human ownership of wild or exotic animals (including Sabrina the squirrel). So, which life would you prefer?
You have two choices.
1.You can be as you are and live as you do. You are free to roam the countryside, seek your own shelter and endure perils as they come. You can develop your own habits and live by the benefits or consequences of them....just as you do today. Or...
2.You can live in a captive environment and your movement would be limited. But, you would be sheltered and kept from preditors such as out of control SUVs, drive by shootings, military service, etc. Your environment would be kept sanitary to reduce infection and disease. You would be fed on a schedule but not choose from any menu. Your meals would be selected and portioned to maintain your health. You would have regular medical care and would probably live longer than had you chosen the first option. But, when you were old and frail, you might be euthanized and would have no say so about it. You might be provided with a friend or even have a mate chosen for you but it would not be your option. Which would you prefer...and, NO you cannot see a picture of your mate first.;)
BTW, I go with option 1:)