Some cats are more social than others and you can play with them all day! That's not the case for all cats, however.
Cats are mostly independent animals, who will come seek you out when they want your love and attention. To chase and force love upon them (though, most of us are guilty of this) will likely cause them to run and hide.
Popular artist @whatsupbeanie portrays the importance of giving our beloved cats the space they need, and did so beautifully.
Written in the description for the follow comic, Beanie wrote, " loved Rosa (her cat) SO much but was wayyy too energetic and crazy for the poor cat to handle at first. I was much more used to playing with dogs but once I learnt the right approach we got along very well. I miss her."
If you have children, be sure you teach them how to respect animals and to give space when needed!