posted on Mar, 22 2014 @ 04:34 PM
The point of this may be hard to grasp, but I would like some input.
I communicate well with cats. However, I am beginning to think my cat is smarter than me. Here is the situation. I show my cat what he can do, for
example, I show him how to sit on different window ledges around the apartment and raise the blinds for him to do so. In effect, I am teaching him
this process, and I teach him many more. He learns well.
The window is really the prime example, because the process of sitting on the window ledge and watching what goes on outside gathers a lot of
information during the work day that I don't gather myself - even though I'm the one who showed him how to do it.
So what motivates the cat to watch out the window? Boredom? Or does the cat think that since I showed him how to look out the window that I also know
as much as him about what goes on outside? Does he think that he has to keep up with my non-existent window watching?
When I show the cat how to look out the window, I think I forget that he now knows what goes on outside the window - I wonder if my cat thinks that
just because I showed him how to look out the window, that I know what goes on outside the window, too.
But the reality is, I just know how to think critically and solve problems - and bring new processes into the situation - but that doesn't mean that
I'm always manning them. So what does that make me?
Eventually, I will have shown the cat all the processes I can think of - but the cat is the one who does it, not me, so in effect the cat becomes
smart as hell while my intelligence is in question.
This is not just about cats.
edit on 22pmSat, 22 Mar 2014 16:44:27 -0500kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)