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Universal Language

Universal Language

Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!!

I hope you are all well. Today I would like to speak about something that I have realised and got me thinking… Maybe we are not that different to animals.

The other day I was walking by the canal and I saw a family of ducks – there was the mother, father and the two babies. It was very interesting how they were crossing underneath the bridge by one of the sides without touching the water. As you might have seen underneath some bridges there are very narrow sides. The two baby ducks were in front and the mother behind them, however the father was by their side in the water. I thought it was just a coincidence until after a few seconds, I realised that the father was always keeping an eye on them just in case they would fall, and when they all crossed the bridge the father got out of the water.

What a sense of protection, isn’t it? It might not be that choking to understand that they have this protection instinct just like us. But it’s very interesting to see how we all share the same instinct without necessarily speaking the same language.

I remember that when I was small, all the time I was looking at birds thinking that they might also have routines such as going to work/school, sleeping, showering… like sometimes they show in cartoons. Obviously, this is not the case because then they would be equally intelligent or more intelligent than us and they are not.  But they do seem to share the same characteristics as humans.

I found it very interesting because it got me thinking. I don’t have any research to back up what I think, but it might also interest you and encourage you to search more about this.

I hope you have a lovely week and stay well.

“Ohana”. Lilo and Stich – Walt Disney.                


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