Sometimes when my cat does something annoying, I'll lift him in the air above my head. This keeps him out of the way of whatever he was getting into, and gives me a minute to look him in the eye while he can't get away.
Of course, sometimes I think he doesn't really get that he's in trouble, because he'll just start looking around the room like "Oh, so this is what it looks like from up here."
If you have a cat, do you notice them doing that? My cat is also the kind who will lie doen on a chair (or the top of my couch) and flip his head upside down, then stare at me. You know how freaky it is looking at upside down eyes, don't you? I always wondered why he did that, but I really do think my cat just likes seeing the world from different points of view.
This does make sense, however. I just watched Dead Poet's Society again for the first time in forever, and of course the best part is when that one shy kid gets up on his desk and cries out "Oh Captain, my captain!" He was showing that he will see the world differently, not just the way that he's being taught to do.
So let's all take a lesson from my cat today... or from Robin Williams, whichever is easier for you. Stand on a chair today. Walk down a different side of the street. Do something just a little bit different. And look at the world around you. You just might see it in a whole new way.