I'm not really a grandma, have to have kids yourself to do that, but my cat Jazz had a litter of kittens this weekend and it got me thinking. This is Jazz's first, and only, litter and I was pretty amazed at the way she just instinctively knew what to do, how to care for them, everything just came so naturally. Yes, I know that's nature's way but I wondered why?
Why is it that humans, complex creatures though I know we are, but why do we seem to make everything so complicated? We get pregnant and go to birthing classes and read books and join groups. Why can't we just instinctively know what to do and how to do it at the right time?
I realise there's a whole world of difference between humans and animals but it seems to me that maybe humans deliberately make things difficult. We certainly know how to destroy things and ourselves and maybe even the planet itself in the process. I don't have any answers, I'm just asking the questions and it seems odd to me that for a species that is so supposedly advanced we make so many stupid mistakes.
We have stupid laws, complicated beaurocratic [sp?] systems that chew up time, money and effort that could surely be better spent elsewhere. We make wars that so often, after the fact, seem to have had little or no point. We ignore the really important things, like making sure all humans are fed, clothed and housed.
I know this has meandered a long way from a litter of kittens but the process just made me think so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you. Some days I really just wish I could be a cat or a dog and not have to worry about the intricacies of civilization :)