Cats are not: envious, mean, sneaky, duplicitous, grumpy, aloof, uncaring, distant, self-centered, clumsy, perverse, angry, aggressive...or endowed with any other such unpleasant human trait.
Cats are: Wise, sensible, competent, compassionate, empathetic, tolerant, accepting, long-suffering, forgiving (in spades) understanding, nurturing, self-aware, patient, kind, humble, curious (most folks get that one right) and just plain happy.
Look carefully at the cat, and keep an open mind. I know, pretty near impossible. One of my great teachers always said "get our of judgment and into curiosity" This idea has served me well.
We need to respect, to revere, all life. I deal more with cats and witness humans' relations with them, so I'm going on about cats here. Please look carefully, thoughtfully, at your cats and others, and let's give them the credit and admiration they deserve!