Smart humans know that a cat has a mind of its own and in many ways can be as full of humor, intelligence and kindness as any human mind.
What's this "mind of its own" all about? It really frustrates some people who want a cat to act like a dog, slobbering and slaving over its master. Duh. No self-respecting cat would dream of behaving like that!
The cat is the most independent creature of all domesticated animals. To some humans, the cat's behavior can appear selfish and self-centered. Tsk, tsk. Such moral judgments ignore the reality of how a cat's mind works: the cat behaves like number one....because it is number one! Humans could learn much from this attitude; if you want to be perceived as strong and self-confident, then good grief, act like it!