Sylvester was a beautiful black and white cat. The family had loved him since he was born and took good care of him. However, his litter mates were jealous and tried to make him feel bad. They would tell him that he was nobody and that the family just felt sorry for him. He heard that so much that he started to believe it. He started telling himself that he WAS a nobody which made him feel very sad. He started sleeping more and eating less.
One night while the family was sitting at the table eating dinner, the conversation was about the fact that people make mistakes because nobody is perfect. One of the children had made a mistake and the parents were trying to encourage them to not feel so badly about it. Sylvester happened to be lying in the corner listening to this and suddenly started to feel better.
He kept hearing that “nobody is perfect” which started him thinking about his situation. He was a nobody!! So there is only one conclusion that he could reach. Life, all of a sudden, became good again!