This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center.
That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others for the whole thing.
It can be a metaphor for life, but mostly you want to see the middle cat eat through the meat, sending the other two flying backwards. Which, sadly, doesn't even happen in the longer version.