Long ago, I read in Upanishad that there are three shortcuts to reach a goal. You all know these, but, probably never seen them together.
Human is the superior being not because of it’s physical structure. Many animals are better equipped than us. Have you ever seen cats eating grass and chicken eating stones? They do it to digest foods those are not easily absorbable. You may have also seen Chimpanzee sticking a stick inside the ant burrow to bring them out. Dog try to follow its master.
But, it is really disappointing that most animals do not consider other animals as source of information. While domestic animals learn a few trick from human, gorillas in captivity do not do much of good. A group of them were being monitored by scientists. To see, how well they do in terms of problem solving using tools. They didn’t even pay attention when scientists were demonstrating an activity. They don’t understand that human knows more than them and can teach them something. But, do not get them wrong, they do follow their elders.
Parrots and elephants live long lives, because they know their medicine. Amazon parrots live up to 80 years, because after eating poisonous fruits, they go for a special dessert, clay. Clay detox their body. Since, most other birds and animals avoid poisonous fruits, parrots do not suffer of food shortage. In terms of medicine, human starts the day with a coffee. Continue reading “Three shortcuts to achieve anything”