Humans are prone to sell their true happiness and true values for the substitution. Very common is to have a dog instead of the partner. it is very easy to give up the responsibility for my life in liason to another person and rather have a dog that is subordinate and dominated by the master. Caresing a dog can never be as fulfilling as caresing real person in real equal relationship. substituting anything will lead to an unhappy life. It is important to take up responsibility and live not only according to what is easy for me but according to what is right.