For many people, the answer is, yes, because cats do not have unkind thoughts and because they are always there to greet you with love and affection when you get home. These are two of the reasons why cats are nicer than people. However, we don’t know for sure that a cat does not have unkind thoughts about their owner. Actually, I am sure some do, but only because the owner deserves it.
Quite obviously, not everyone would agree that cats are nicer than people. But these people don’t know cats. If they could overcome any prejudices that they might have, and learned to understand cats, they, too, would discover that a relationship with a cat has many advantages over a relationship with a person.
If you want to try and get to the nub of the matter, cats add positively to people’s lives because of their honest reliability and affection for us. You always know what you will be getting and dealing with. Life with a cat is predictable. Predictability is comforting, in, what I consider to be, an almost chaotic world. Chaos brings unpredictability and that brings anxiety and anxiety brings unhappy.
Cats like routines and so do we. Cats bring routine to our lives. Routine brings a comfort zone. Sometimes I feel that all of us live in varying degrees of stress and anxiety. We often don’t recognise it and it can be very low level. Cats bring comfort to many people living in “quiet desperation”. Relationships with people can add to anxiety and disharmony.
The better you know cats the more you see a cat, and all his or her characteristics, as a different species. Then you are able to understand cats and then you are able to communicate with them. The language barrier is surmounted. With that potential problem out of the way combined with the beautiful simplicity of the cat’s mentality, you can find harmony in a relationship that is rock solid. This is something that, for some, can be difficult to find in a relationship with a person.
So, cats are nicer than people for the reasons I have stated. For me that does not mean that I do not want a relationship with a person. I simply realise that I can almost guarantee a successful relationship with a cat but not with a person in the long term.