Dependent Origination

Marley and Me

Posted on: January 24, 2010

昨天晚上看完了,招得我还哭了一下。其实每个宠物和主人的关系都是差不多的。Be there when it happened, practice empathy and do something funny. 可是每个人还是会觉得自己的宠物是世界上最特殊的那个,因为时间流逝彼此之间逐渐增加的connection and bonding。从另一个角度看,人和人之间的关系无外乎也是这样,如果有机会见面,逐渐增加彼此的了解,有共同的兴趣,和爱好,那么bonding也会越来越深的。彼此之间需要的无外乎也是倾诉,抚慰和幽默,不管是spousal, work, 还是亲子关系。但是,很糟糕的但是,人是有能力说话,或者更加复杂的交流的,也因此有更大的capacity to miscommunicate。更不要说还有ego在这里捣乱,还有私人利益。有的人,甚至是完全没有empathy这个功能。只能说叹为观止了。

看完很想念我小时候的那些猫猫狗狗。如果时间可以倒流,让我回到它们身旁,该有多好。宠物是一个很好的instrument to teach/cultivate empathy。真希望那些没有empathy的人能去养养狗啊猫的。可惜,这是个vicious loop, 他们是认识不到自己的缺点的。

从书的角度讲,与其说这是关于宠物和人的,不如说这是关于一个家庭的形成的。我觉得My Dog Skip,还有My Cat Spit McGee, 是写得更好的小猫小狗书:)

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