Question of the day: how come cats are so popular on every social media platform?
Answer of the day: popularity is just disguised envy. Cat owners, more acutely, and the rest less affected, due to lower exposure, all wish they were like cats.
Free, independent, vaguely domesticated. Doing what they please, when they feel like it, and unflinching when confronted with an obstacle.
All of the above has been already said, written and read many times. I claim discovering the feeling behind general fascination with cats.
Envy, that is. Without going all biblical about it, let us agree envy is one constant layer of human composition.
This one ingredient is lurking behind an adoring gaze: if only we could be like cats.