A few months back, I saw two stray kittens playing in my society complex. They were carefree, and weren’t afraid of anyone, or anything! Of course, their feline instincts didn’t allow me to cuddle them, but I could see the light dancing in their innocent eyes, and I felt mesmerized.
I continued to see them for a few days, but after that, they just disappeared, vanished into thin air!
But, just today, I saw them sitting under a car. I couldn’t believe what stared back at me. Mistrust, and hatred. They had grown up to be fat, and there wasn’t the playfulness in their eyes anymore.
I had witnessed something which I had believed to be untrue: Life Makes One Tough.
For once I realized that ignorance is indeed bliss. In this cruel world if you can be yourself, be carefree, then what’s the harm in it?
After all, we are here to live, and not just survive like those poor cats!
When we could have enjoyed life as it truly was, we decided to create, ‘competition’ and the ‘survival of the fittest. Couldn’t life be a gentle dream!?
I may sound pessimistic, but what I saw in those eyes today really affected me.
~ Arnav Gupta