Friday, November 03, 2017

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5 Life Lessons To Learn From Animals

Quote of the day: 

Two lost things that had survived the seas and arrived on a coastline. What did they do? They implanted themselves in the sand and grew into trees and lined the beaches. Sometimes a lot can come of being all washed up. You can really grow. -Cecelia Ahern

When it comes to hibernation (not the type you have on your computer), lots of animals do it. But the first animal that often come to mind is the bear -the most famous hibernator out of others like some snakes, bats, ground squirrels and many others. But while a bear can go for months without drinking, eating or passing waste, a squirrels on the other hand may have to be awaken one day out of a week in order to eat their stored food, drink, pass waste and then return to hibernation -rinse, and repeat all winter.

Aren't documentaries great? I find documentaries about nature and wildlife fascinating. Asides the sheer scope of the undertaking involved; filming animals and waiting for them to pretty much act for the camera, a few research into the methods used by film makers such as editing footage to make animals appear more dangerous, staging dramatic scenes, using Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), renting animals, baiting animals with false prey, and whole lot of other practices. I'll admit that it's reduced my wonderment about how scenes are captured just a bit. Now I know.Nevertheless it all makes for great and viewing.

It was Charles Darwin who said that "the love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man" It is the survival of the fittest and there is never a level playing field in the animal kingdom. You can't help but be amazed and feel even more connected with nature.Sound familiar? Animals are highly understandable and interesting to watch and there is a lot to learn from their way of life.

1. Recognize Your Uniqueness

Just as no two human are alike, and just as we are scattered all over the planet, the same goes for animals with their numerous species. You see they understand their own uniqueness better than anyone else. They also exhibit certain characteristics and are not afraid to show their true self.

2. Be Curious

Animals are curious creatures. An example that comes to mind is the Chimpanzee who is always curious even when there is no reward for its troubles. Forget the saying about curiosity killing the cat, it can be said that most animals are inquisitive just like humans. Whether searching for new territory, food, or problem solving, the desire to learn something. Imagine life without a curious, motivated and active mind.

3. Do Things At The Right Time

There is the natural tendency that an animal or person has to act in a particular fashion. Upon the arrival of winter some animals migrate-such as birds flying to warmer places to find food, others animals simply stock up on food and go into hibernation. Like clockwork they know what needs to be done year in and year out. They just get on with life and are always prepared.

4. Patience

Most animals require a lot of patience to catch their food, laying in wait for long periods if it comes to that. For others, it's just their way of life. We can learn a lot about patience, perseverance and the ability to live within our means from animals. We spend life hurrying and rushing to a finish line still in the distance. We give up on things, dreams and people so easily.

5. Have Courage

It is a jungle out there but that doesn't mean you have to follow the same path as others. You have to be a fighter at some point, like the Lion whose courage and power is unmatched. Not one to lay low, or stand back from being seen, we can learn to not be fearless and to stand up for what we deem is right. It is about following your heart and persevering in the face of adversity.

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Ella Fitzgerald - But Not For Me


  1. I have proof positive - I seem to have two black cats and their personalities are as different as night and day.

    I love watching the nature films. When I'm watching, it occasionally tears me up when I see some adorable little wild animal get killed and carried off. I want the camera crew to jump to its rescue, which they don't do ...

  2. Nature documentaries are great. The Eldest calls them sofa adventures.

  3. Having rescued many a stray dog (we currently have nine), I can definitely attest to that first point. Animals are as unique in their personalities as humans. I even see that in our cows!

  4. All of the animal taits you listed are good correlations for us to heed.

  5. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice weekend)

  6. What a great post!! We do learn from animals!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Thanks for sharing this useful interesting info.

  8. The picture reminds me that I need a nap!

  9. my hubby is like you, he loves documentaries on just about anything and everything. I just can't watch them. I leave him watching and do computer or read books. I do see the lessons you learned here from the animals and we are much like them, even the 'animal' part.

  10. I'm a fan of nature films also. There is a thing or two we can learn from animals.

  11. Yes, we certainly can learn so much from the animals if we take the time to observe them and their behaviors. Love how you shared those discoveries here.

  12. Interesting post! thanks for sharing

  13. I learn from my dogs every day.


  14. The family dog teaches us someting new every day.

  15. Have lived with animals all my life and still do ... Learning from them every day, friend B ... Love, cat.

  16. Animals have so much to teach us, if only all of us would listen.

  17. I'm in permanent hibernation...with my two furry rascally mates.

    It's a pity humans don't open their eyes and minds and learn more from their animal friends.

  18. Good thoughts (and I could use a hibernation)!

  19. So nature documentaries are just like reality TV? I shouldn't be surprised.

  20. Hi Blogoratti - animals are amazing creatures ... they live within their evolved era of life - wish we could do the same. Still we can be unique and lead by our own examples ... I too love wildlife and documentaries of all sorts - great learning tool - as are blogs - when we hit the unique interesting ones ... cheers Hilary

  21. Animals are such phenomenal creatures, and like you, I'm drawn to documentaries on Netflix. That's a great way to really understand their nature, and how much they can teach us. Great post! Happy Friday! Hugs...RO

  22. Animals really can teach us a great deal about life... They are much more focused and patient ... I wish we could hibernate for the winter xox

  23. Sure wish I could sleep for a week or two and only have to get up once to pee

  24. Thank you for the excellent advice!

  25. Animals sure can lead the way indeed. We just need to watch and learn.

  26. Also to live in the moment, enjoy each moment, take pleasure in small little things, give and receive love, don't hold grudges!

  27. Interesting to read this.
    Animals can teach us a lot, but we have to be open to listen and learn!

    All the best Jan

  28. Hi Blogoratti!

    This is a really interesting post, with lots of astute observations about the animal kingdom. Sometimes I also think that us humans should follow our instincts more, or as you said in the article, show our true selves. I always love it when I see a squirrel and different birds in my garden, I find it very calming.


  29. Very wise, deep words, Blogoratti.
    Thank you.

    Can you imagine what would happen to animals if they were fed all the junk humans eat and were introduced to computers? :)

    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  30. Thanks so much for sharing this post, well written, great job!
    Kisses, Paola.


  31. Hello darling,
    wow great info!
    After a long time here I am back!
    Have a nice week-end
    New post:

  32. I really love your quote of the day, this is truly one to remember throughout life - it could apply to SO many different situations!

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    Thanks for sharing the good information!


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