The Cat and the Leader
2014/10/16

My friend asked me, what lessons can a cat teach us in order to become a good leader? Allow me to tell the story from one of my mistakes. My younger sister brought a cat to our family sometime ago, and I tried to discipline the cat like a dog. As you can imagine, I failed squarely. This is not a lesson only about knowing the differences between cats and dogs, but to remind me although dogs’ obedient make us feel superior, nonetheless the pride and ego of the cat can thwart this sense of superiority. Ever since that I do not harass the cat to listen to me, she has been getting friendly with me, and occasionally trying to play with me. This opens my mind about the qualities of being a good leader is to accept and tolerate the diversity in characters, behaviors, and ideas of people, and furthermore to guide them in an appropriate way so that we reach farther and higher goals (in life) together. Do you agree? One more thing, dogs and cats can easily forgive people’s mistake and to love them again, so why can’t us human do the same?

//This discussion is related to the post https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/senseless-quote-of-the-furry-world-photo-series-6/
//To tolerate and to forgive are not easy things to do, and I believe most of the people and including I feel the same. However, we should not resist to have incremental improvement for ourselves each and everyday in the hope that when we look back at the distance we have covered, it would be an important journey in life.

我的朋友问我猫和当领导有什么关系?这事要从我的错误说起。我妹妹养了一只猫,但是我却把牠当狗来教导。可想而知,我碰了一鼻子灰。这事不仅仅是告诉我猫和狗个性上的区别,更是告诉我纵然狗因为他的顺从而让我们觉得自己处在的优势,但是猫的高傲却彻底的践踏了我的这种心态。现在很多时候我都不去打扰那只猫,反而她和我更亲近了,也会主动靠近我和和我嬉戏。所以作为一个真正的领导人,心胸要比其他人更大更广,去包容和接纳不同人的个性、习惯和见解,并循循善诱的去引导其他人和自己走向更高远的(人生)目标。你同意吗?哦还有一点,狗和猫是那么容易的原谅了人的过错和从新去爱人,如果动物可以这样,何况我们人类呢?

祈泉书于10月16日2014年,新加坡。

//与此短文有关的我之前的贴子 https://riveroftheheartblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/senseless-quote-of-the-furry-world-photo-series-6/
//包容和原谅是不容易的,我不认为自己都能做得好,但是只要我们每天都给自己一点进步的空间,我相信有一天当我们回头一看时,会发现这是一段重要的人生旅程。

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