This poor kitty is secretly dying inside but struggling to put up a fragile veneer of happiness with lighthearted banter and a blank-eyed plastered-on smiley expression. That party hat and paper blow-horn thingie don't fool me.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse
Feels as if he/she is standing upon a pillar of reason, staring out into the sea of ignorance.
And the isolation that brings.
'Consciousness is not simply a sensory-perceptual affair, a matter of mental imagery, as the contents of our mind would have us believe. It is deeply enmeshed with the brain mechanisms that automatically promote action readiness' - Jaak Panksepp