What are the 8 life rules we have to learn from Animals and Nature? | The 4th Way | The4Way.net

As a society, we have separated ourselves from the animal world, building houses and fences to keep wildlife away. We’ve developed a culture that views humans as “superior” to animals and we describe their wild qualities and life-style as  “uncivilized”.

But, anyone who loves animals, knows that there is much more connected to the many varied and incredible species on this planet. There are many lessons that we have to learn from animals, especially considering the things we have forgot...

"Mom, I need your care!!"

1. Showing Sympathy (Compassion)
We all feel joyful while seeing a cow care for her new born calf. On the spot we can understand their relationship and respect it. Of course, we also show this care towards our loved ones at the appropriate times.. Day by day, our modern culture teaching us how to live independently, even from our parents! Slowly this compassion is becoming a formality. We should not forget this valuable lesson taught by the cows and their calves.. That is, a valuable care for our loved ones..

"Let's wait for our turn, my ducklings!"
2. Patience
Humans value time as much as they value money, but rarely stop to think that both of these things only exist because they decided to do so... The Nature does not run on our strict schedule. There is no rushing an animal to do anything on time! they aren’t in so hurry and stressful … In simple, words, we are tied to our clocks, but animals not! Let's learn from them...

"Let's enjoy this moment!"

3. Live in Present!
While animals may be able to collect food and store for their future needs, they don’t worry about the future as deeply as humans do. People waste so much time thinking “what will happen next” that we completely forget to enjoy the now. Take a tip from the animals around. Just take everything simple as they do and live in present! Let it happen whatever happens..

"Hey pal! How do you do?"

4. We are not that much different from animals!
Dolphins call each others by names, elephants comfort upset friends, primates use tools, birds build nests and endless other examples prove that humans are not as different than we think. We like to believe that our intelligence and ability to understand emotions is much more greater and developed, but it's not actually correct. Once we have to compare ourselves with our fellow species on this planet.

"Please wait for me, Mom and Dad!!"

5. Respect
In the wildlife, survival depends on the ability of older generations to impart their knowledge to younger generations. Elephant herds with older ones have higher survival rates because the elder elephants can recognize the signs of oncoming natural disasters. Learning from the wisdom of the past is important for humans too, especially in this age where technology and media runs the society. Moving forward and advancing towards innovation is a wonderful thing, but we should also learn to respect the wisdom of those who came before us.

"We listen to your words!"

6. Listen Carefully
Animal’s hearing abilities far dominates that of humans. We overlook the importance of this ability. Animals sit and listen before they react to situations, something we could surely all stand to do. We don't have time to give importance to listening to what others say.. How can this negligence make us stand on top of the chart of evolution?

"A simple life is a happy life!"

7. Learn to adjust and live lightly.
Animals live in tune with the planet and use its resources as needed. Learning to be attuned to our surroundings and how to live without causing mass destruction to our environment would serve humans well. We don't need the costly restaurants and bars.. We don't need to show off our Luxury cars!

"United we stand, divided we fall!!"

8. Unity matters
Animals have enemies too, but at the end of the day, they stay in groups and move on... Scientists have found that birds flock, bees swarm and lions live in small independent groups because it maintains the stability of the ecosystem. In fact, groups of animals are less likely to become the victim of predators. While people might not need to worry too much about becoming the meal of a predator, it is an important lesson to learn. Being able to set aside differences and work together for the collective good of our species is an incredible protection!