9 lives and long lives

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A cat has nine lives. What do they mean by nine lives?

Cats are known for their dexterity and agility.

Over time, people witness cats survive in situations that would have severely injured or killed other animals.

Cats are survivors, so I assumed they must live longer.

I decided to check their average life expectancy and was surprised to learn that they live between 2 to 16 years.

I then decided to check the life expectancy of a turtle, one of the slowest, less agile animals, and way surprised to learn that turtles live up to 80 years.

The slowest, less agile animal lives up to 80 years and one of the fastest, and agile animal lives up to 16 years.

Maybe it pays to take it easy, to take your time, think things through.

“Easy does it” so goes the saying.

Sometimes you don’t need to live a fast paced life of surviving from one situation to another. Sometimes you need to a live thought-full and thought-out life.

Take the long view.

Take things one step at a time.

Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it. But every now and then, drink it in. Savour the moment, live every moment.

The journey is the reward.

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