"Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found in every continent except Antarctica and Oceania. Although the vulture plays an important natural role, in the Western world, the image of the vulture is quite negative with 'vulture' used as a metaphor for those who prey on the weak or dying, with associated negative connotations of cowardice and selfishness" (Wikepedia) Hey I could not have said it better myself! Every now and then, we must encounter vultures. We see them circling in the sky and know that something is dying or we see them on the side of the road enjoying the kill of the day.
As previously stated, this is an important role in the natural world. The vultures are part of the food chain and will continue to feed until a bigger "cat" comes along to feed on them. One also encounters "vultures" in the human world. Their purpose is not natural and try as we might we often cannot avoid these vultures either. They circle around until opportunity arises and then the attack is eminent. The only protection we are afforded from the human vulture is to not give them an opportunity to swoop into your life. Or once there, I have found that living a happy life and ignoring them as much as possible deflates their need for drama. Vultures of both varieties can be quite sickening, one serves a purpose and is not disgusting on purpose, the other serves no valuable purpose but does leave a certain level of disgust behind. That said, I feel better already. And yes I am being ambiguous on purpose. The moral behind all of this is found in the immortal words of the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" plus put in the proper perspective, a laugh or many can be had on the human vultures...the time will come when a bigger "cat" comes along and makes dinner out of them! I hope everyone is having a terrific Monday!