@David, Moderator posted:
Hi, Ashraful—I agree with Dorothy that the image of a shepherd tending to his flock is not naturally perceived as being negative. Indeed, the shepherd is generally understood to be a person who tends to the unique needs of the sheep under his care. Sheep may look similar to each other, but each one has different needs and levels of capability. The shepherd tends to all.
Thank you. How about 'puppets and puppeteers?' Since the puppeteer controls the puppets?