This is a Chinese university entrance exam question. The question is in the form of a cartoon:
The answer has to be in an 800 character essay. Here goes… 😉
The fish are dead and don’t need catching. The cat at the end of the table sees the mouse scuttling along at the foot of the table. What would you do if millions of years of evolution had programmed you to chase prey and your favorite prey was a mouse?
It does not matter to a cat if his belly is full of fish. If he sees a mouse he will chase it. Perhaps in this instance the cat simply chases and catches the mouse but does not eat it. Although in the picture you can see that the only cat to have eaten the fish is the one at the other end of the table. I would suggest that the mouser eats the mouse that he has caught.
The moral is people must always be aware of the natural instincts, desires and motivators of other people and animals. In having that knowledge a person is able to integrate more successfully into society, become more successful in being able to motivate others, be more successful himself and live a fuller more contented life.
That is 770 characters..
Note: I have published the cartoon picture under fair use. I think it is very instructive to try and answer this question and the cartoon is the question so it must be shown on the page. It has no commercial value as far as I am aware.