If i ever need to be reminded of the down to earth basic truths – my cats are there.
There is just nothing like stepping in a hairball to break you out of whatever repeated pattern you we’re currently in.
They are there for me at 5 in the morning, to remind me that someone needs me (now! -silly hooman is sleeping) and there in the evening to remind me that I am important (pet me! -not the keyboardthingy!).