What works for me, may not work for you. What works for you may not work me, said the mouse as he walked past the cat who eyed him with thoughts of play and perhaps food. The mouse, realizing his peril, engaged the cat in conversation.
If you believe I am here just to serve as your play thing, said the mouse, then you have lost focus on the larger picture we all play.
The cat smiled and responded in kind, but you must realize, that although you sit here trying to distract me with thoughts and philosophical provocations, there is an inevitability that I, being larger, will make you my toy and eventually my meal. It's as simple as that.
Certainly I've given you pause though, to think about what role we serve in the greater eco system? I am not just a meal, and you are more than just the fur, flesh and fangs that make you a cat.
It is true, said the cat, but in the end, I will do as I was created to do, and fulfill my purpose. I will enjoy a few moments of chase, get bored as your wounded body slows, and consume you...
At that very moment the cat felt a sharp sticking pain as the world quickly blurred until everything became black. And then, the hiding snake moved towards its dinner and the mouse turned and quickly scurried away wondering what odd bits he might collect for dinner that night. -- Marcos Ifalola - Contemplations on the Odu Irosun Meji