I am observing, I am witnessing the conversation in my discussion group. Great market research! lol. I find out what people don't know. What people don't understand.
One of the differences between animals and humans is humans' arrogance.
When you watch animals, the parents, the elders, teach the young ones all that is teachable. Otherwise their species would die out: there is a lot to know to be safe, to live long enough to create offspring themselves and contribute to the survival of their species.
Either everybody counts or nobody counts... this is the principle that makes Michael Connelly's books so dear to me. Obviously, to me, that labels me as a commie, a Democrat, a lefty... but I really don't care... It's your issue, not mine. My job is to be true to my principles.
I like crime novels. Most of them are clean and most of them go into the details that allow me to be forced to ride on the surface, to turn the page too eagerly, but stay on the page I am on: savoring it. Rare to find books like that.
No FOMO, I am where I am supposed to be. No desire to be anywhere else, doing anything other than what I am doing.
An experiment is always successful. It is successful at showing what it shows. Whether you interpret accurately what it shows or not... is up to you. And then what you do with what it suggests is up to you...
"Do not be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Considering my life, life is an experiment has been probably the best thing I've ever invented for myself. Why? Because it killed 90% of the voices inside that said that I was stupid, that I was a loser, that nobody will ever love me.
The invisible tail that wags the dog... 1 Or what is invisible to you is behind and underneath your emotions, your actions, your desires...
It's invisible for the dog and it is invisible or mis-identified for the observer...
And, of course I am talking about humans... but found no quote that talks about humans in this context. Though the treasure trove of information about dogs, and foxes and their tails is very entertaining, I can say with some certainty, that humans know dogs and foxes better than themselves.
In the history of the Earth there have been five other attempts for Life to create intelligent life. Millions of years separating them... Atlantis may not be a myth, just didn't happen in our time. Civilizations don't overlap. 1
Three of those civilizations were destroyed by natural causes, and two of those by the civilization itself... parallel with the current humanity and its civilization a civilization of caterpillars. 2
Our civilization is heading toward the same self-annihilation, unless... Unless human being happens.