Sunday, April 13, 2008

Just a thought

I was having lunch with my family today when my mum narrated a story that was forwarded to her email. The story was about an old lady who used to feed a poor street cat. One day, the lady found out that the cat steels food from the kitchen although she feeds it regularly. The lady was astonished and upset at the same time. She decided to watch the cat to figure out why was it steeling. She found out that the cat took the food to give it to another blind cat down the street…

I was touched by the story. Of course I was very much touched with the street cat that cared for another helpless blind cat and brought it food. But to be honest, I was much more touched with “tolerating diversity” concept behind the story –which is the main theme of this blog-

The lady was patient and got out of her way to observe and try to understand why the cat that she used to feed and care for is steeling her. If the cat was able to talk, it would have simply told her about its blind fellow. But this was not the case…

If we can be patient and tolerant with animals, why aren’t we that patient with our loved ones, or with other humans in general and try to understand, respect and tolerate our diversities?

3 comments:

Mamlouk said...

Might be an idea not to speak at all then. If cats can get away with it, then so can we.

Ooma said...

The story is not pro steeling. It is just a metaphor for trying to understand differences. If we can put effort to understand animals and give them the benefit of the doubt, why not do the same thing with people. At least they can speak and explain their point of view! Of course it is up to you afterwards to be convinced or not, but at least you’d understand…

And by the way, you won’t be able to get away with it like the cat because you can speak out for yourself. And if you don’t, then don’t blame others for any misunderstandings.

نادي حواء said...

nice topic