The Nikkei Shimbun had asked recently in March 191 kids in the range of 6 to 15 years about their preferred animal they were dreaming to become if given a choice. Personally I do remember having this thought, but when stated openly everyone was complaining that I was considering a fictious animal. Actually my dream was to be a dragon as they were not only able to fly, but as well they must feel all the time warm due their fire shooting capabilities. Originally I was thinking about a penguin, but then considering the typical cold environment, I switched to a dragon. As you can see from the top 10 of the Japanese kids, no one came up with a similar idea.
6. Sheep, squirrel
As a true cats lover I am happy to see cats as number one, but at the same time, I am surprised to find rabbits, sheeps and cows listed. I would have never considered these animals to have an exciting life nor as something special. Maybe it was then already early on in my genes that I wanted to move one day to an exciting different environment and therefore had chosen an animal I could barely relate to. What was your decision as a child? What animal did you want to be?
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