As Romanians we seem to be obsessed with having our own kids, pets and we are not really willing to adopt. We are used to taking pride in 'what's ours' a little more than it's necessary. We seem to lose the whole idea of individual human beings and seem to reflect upon our kids all the glory we never had. That is the case with animals also. They become the glorious maker of whatever cats and dogs do.
I believe we should learn that we can make our own glory and not place this responsability on the back of any other being. And then our frustrations may be less, envy shall also diminish and we may take pride in the individual self again.