Friday, March 30, 2007


I was exchanging emails with a caregiver this afternoon. She has been helping out with some people who would otherwise not sterilise though they feed. She mentioned that she thinks that they're being kind, but that if the cats get caught or anything happens, then the feeders think its just fate.

I just had another such conversation with another caregiver who told me the same thing happens in the estate she is helping out with. They will sterilise only if she pays for it and arranges everything - otherwise it doesn't get done.

I was thinking about the concept of the cats' fate. I'm not a philosopher or a religious scholar in any way but it occurred to me that by feeding the cats, the feeders are already meddling with fate. If the cats were really left up to fate, and have no interference, it would seem that they shouldn't even be feeding because that is interfering as much as sterilisation or mediation is!

The second caregiver told me that some of the feeders tell her that they feed so that they'll strike the lottery. I told her that if that was the case then caregivers wouldn't always be so broke and she agreed!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Destiny or Fate changes as we carry out our deeds at this very moment. There is not fixed fate. Attributing non-action to fate when some attempts can be made is just an excuse.

30/3/07 7:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks for that explanation!

30/3/07 11:28 PM  
Anonymous carmen said...

Cant agree with you more.
Fate isn't sth that you can or cannot meddle with. It happens when it happens. We shld act on the right thing, doing our best as we can every moment. It's hard, but it's the only way to a good life, a life well-lived.
Ppl are born with choices, those ppl who don't exercise those choices are not living a fulfilled life. They are just empty shells living on excuses, whose lives are nothing but a mere accident.
Leaders in life are those that choose to live life by design ( to make everyday a better day) and not by default (excuses). Hope it helps.

30/3/07 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, if there is really thing as fate then I will just go around and gather strays and leave everything to fate - money for sterilisation, a kind vet who will do it for free or at a small rate and so forth. Unfortunately I can't do that isn't it. We are given a life and we can choose how we want our lives to be. If you don't work you go hungry and if you don't gather up the strays they will still be around unsterilised.

14/4/07 10:23 PM  

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