I read this quote by Christopher Hitchens on pets that every owner would have realised at some point.
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
That is a true statement. Because you chose the kind of dog or pup you want. However, a kitten chooses you to take care of it. A cat won’t allow just anybody to pet it.
Isn’t that interesting, it almost feels like the cat is saying, “I don’t think you are good enough to be in my presence.”
In our world, there is an abundance of love and a multitude of hate. I have not seen extreme hatred but, I have also not felt a loving embrace. Do I complain about the lack of love, or should I feel great for the absence of hate?
I have a family that is overprotective to the point of suffocation, I know they will not leave me alone to take the fall, but I do not get to try something new and adventurous. Do I complain about being held back from flying, or should I feel safe that I will never fall?
There is an ocean of opportunities for the talented and the educated. When my job does not appreciate my talent, and I can only get this mediocre job, Do I complain about my talent that goes waste, or should I be thankful to even have a job that pays?
I have the drive and desire to succeed. I lack the guidance and wisdom needed to move ahead and succeed. Do I complain about the absence of guiding light or succumb to the desire to succeed by any means?
I have my life planned out for me and well-wishers who will arm-twist all my hurdles. I am standing at the top of the podium getting applause for a victory that I did not win, Do I complain that I did not get to work my way towards a victory, or should I just stand and soak in all the ill-gotten success?