Mr Midnight ran up the hill which overlooked the house and called out; “Catch me if you can Sir Winston”!
Mr Midnight suddenly came to a grinding halt and waited for Sir Winston to catch up with him.
After both having finished their cat washes, they then both sat next to one another and admired the view.
I have a lot of respect for you, especially as you had to clamber up that great big hill with all your weight with which to admire such a wonderful sight.
I know you’re not as nimble as myself so I appreciate your effort in wanting to sit next to me on this beautiful green hill.
The Western world is not undergoing an immoral age as some may suggest, but in fact, it appears to have lost civility.
Moral values are higher than they have ever been but there seems to be a decay of what makes the human social machine function – there is a breakdown of mutual tolerance and respect that allows room in a complex plural society for individuals to live their lives in peace.
I think civility is based on etiquette and politeness which aid to treat one another with consideration. It creates social and psychological space for people (and cats!) to live their own lives and make their own choices.
The loss of civility means that social feeling has been replaced by defensiveness, with groups circling their wagons around ‘identity’ concepts of nationality, ethnicity and religion, protecting themselves by putting up barriers against others. Society fragments into sub-groups whose members hope thereby to shield themselves against the abrasive, selfishness and disregard of others.
I will continue to be civil to you Sir Winston. We cats can at least try to share a bit of civility about a bit.
I’m sure one day, civility will become important again for the humans. I have noticed some of them trying to be civil.
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