The whole "boil a frog slowly, it will not notice" thing?
No. Animals are aware of their surroundings. They are keenly aware of shifts in the context, and they adapt to it.
It takes humans and our unique brand of ignorance to not-notice. Our comfort is paramount.
Comfort is not the place you are in.
Comfort is strength derived. From the current context, from yourself, and from past experiences.
The context will shift, and we get to draw our comfort from what's real today.