As I glanced outside the window, I saw a cat and her kitten on the compound wall. The cat would jump down, the kitten would follow. The cat would jump up, the kitten would do the same. The cat hit the kitten, the little one did the same. Within a few seconds, the cat rushed on the nearby tree, the kitten followed but couldn’t go far up instead fell down from the first branch itself. The mother rushed down to tend her little one.
It was the kitten’s training period after which the cat would leave her and go.
Animals are strange species for humans aren’t they? Humans spend their life in nurturing their younger ones and later expect to be looked after in their old age by their offsprings.
Animals on the contrary give birth, raise their younger ones, give them training and leave them once they become eligible to look after themselves ( just like the cats).
They perform their duty sane any expectations. This can be attributed to their less developed brain than the humans. And guess what this is where the other species score brownie points in comparison to humans.
Expectations usually lead humans to experience the need of
Their every duty, every activity is bounded by this very notion of getting noticed. They want their actions to be noticed and expect a due credit for the same. They want their relations to acknowledge their sacrifices and good deeds.
And when this notion of ours is broken by some people, we become bitter to such an extent that we become their reflection. We fail to acknowledge what we possess, we fail to acknowledge the life that we are gifted by the Almighty, we fail to acknowledge what other genuine people suffer for us.
We make the pain inflicted by others as our suffering and burn those who always lift us up.
Admit or not but life is a full circle. We tend to become like those, who we dearly love or passionately hate. We forget one crucial “hate” is another form of “love”, maybe more darker and more intense.
Expecting acknowledgment from nincompoops make us blind to the fact that there’s someone who’s watching us, testing us and acknowledging our every step of pain,struggle and sacrifices. The difference being that what you are amidst is a whirlpool of tests whose results shall be declared when you free yourself of that expectation of acknowledgement.
Few of us realize this and we continue loving and hating people. We love those who acknowledge us, we hate those who don’t acknowledge us. But we forget that there exists something called ” indifference”. Practise this with them who fail to see your efforts. Maybe this shall free you from the vicious circle of “expectations” and liberate to the higher pedestal of
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