While doing my research tonight, I came across an article about humans using trapped wolves for target practice. I am so utterly disgusted and enraged that humans are capable of this kind of cruelty that I am practically speechless. However, babbler that I am, I am going to attempt to express something here that may be putting myself out on a very lonely limb. Forgive me my rant.
Have you ever wondered whether it’s possible that animals are more evolved than humans? When you think of how much time and energy we spend learning how to simplify our lives, count our blessings, ground ourselves in reality, slow down, get our priorities in order, smell the roses, learn that money doesn’t buy happiness, meditate to find peace, remember to breathe…yadda, yadda, yadda…I mean, don’t most animals already have this down?
Most animals — and I can’t say all, knowing that a cat will torment a mouse for fun, so let’s take the Decorah eagles as an example, since they are high on my mind and I have long-term familiarity with them as living beings now after watching them eat, breath, breed, sleep, and raise their young — these eagles hunt for food, not fun; they don’t stress over things, but take whatever comes along, and deal with it; they patiently warm their eggs as they watch life go on all around them, rocking in the treetop, listening to the sounds around them; they don’t worry or hurry the hatching process; they bravely discourage invasions on their nest; they cooperate with one another as parents, and they gently and lovingly raise their young together; they matter-of-factly let their young leave the nest; they soar in the wind and play in ways we all wish could still do as we remember our childhoods. They don’t have collect material objects; they have no government, no bills, no insurance, no politics; no gossip; they are totally dependent upon their own life skills and survival skills; they do their best and take what comes; and they accept death as part of life.
Sometimes I wonder who’s really more evolved.