It was a dry, but windy day, and Mr. Midnight and Sir Winston were both sitting next to one another in the middle of the garden. They just sat there, gazing at the sky and dreamily watching “life go by” as the wind ruffled their fur. After about 15 minutes of sitting silently (a very long time when sitting motionless!) Mr. Midnight decided it was about time he broke the silence. He quickly licked his paw, attending to an itch behind his right ear, and spoke to Sir Winston.
You´re getting to be like daddy – an Englishman. People from that country also love talking about the weather, but yes, it´s certainly a fine day. A pity the humans can´t slow down like us cats because then they would also be able to notice how much is actually “going on” in life.
I don´t think the humans have much capacity left to observe how wonderful life really is. Most of them are too stressed up to even notice the beauty of life what with their electronic gadgetry, their obsessions for that flimsy stuff with numbers printed upon them and their fascinations for habitually living their lives as “victims” of society. Oh yes, they love wallowing in their victimhood role.
I suppose that’s because they are unable to live their lives in true freedom. Their societies, especially their Governments, are very good at destroying possible avenues to live life in “true freedom”.
Most humans seem to be scared stiff of “change” and love being told what to do. Their Governments have an easy task of manipulating their people because they continually use the theme of “fear” to be able to do what they want with them.
For example, fear about terrorists – hence the craze for monitoring everything with their obsessions for total electronic observation.
Fear about not being able to decrease debt levels is another example, hence the German Governments stringent act of maintaining high tax levels for the majority (but not for the really rich or large international companies!) even though the German tax revenue breaks taxation records year after year.
There´s fear about foreign human beings taking jobs away from local residents – hence the growing unease and troubles in modern society.
And there seems to be a lot of fear that one may have to work a few years longer than in the past, and so on and so on, to name just a few areas of “living in angst”.
You´re right there Sir Winston. As a rule, “modern” human beings are not very good at taking care of themselves are they. If they could only grasp the importance of at least creating a small island once a day in which to slow down and to discover who they really are and what they really want from life.
You´d never see a cat madly running around all over the place. We´re aware of how to lead a satisfying life!
You only have one life (in this life) you know. 🙂
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