Saturday, January 29, 2011

Language, Feline & Human

A failure to elicit the response it wants is never taken by a cat as a failure to communicate on the part of the cat. There can be no cause for doubt here, as--unlike humans--a cat always knows precisely what it desires. The failure to understand flows from the human's own state of perpetual anxious ambivalence, overvaluing human intelligence on the one hand, and under-appreciating the exquisitely developed powers of communication of the cat on the other.

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