The woman next door keeps telling her dog to sit and he barks at her. She persists. He barks more. She holds up a tennis ball. He barks. Finally, she throws the ball and he runs after it. But he doesn’t bring it back. He’s done with the game. It’s too complex.
Like anytime you try to bend a creature to your will.
Basically, I think people try too hard to impose themselves on other people and creatures when they should just live their lives and encourage people to follow if so inclined. Like why not throw the ball for the dog on the dog’s terms? Because it would screw up our affection for a constant power differential.
I care not about the woman next door. Well, I do like it when showing off is unsuccessful. And I always like it when the underdog pretty much says ‘fuck you and…
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