During my morning walk, I daily observe a group of doves feeding on the ground. They are very calm and they go about their business undisturbed. Once they are full, they fly back to their nests. They repeat this every day. They don’t hoard for the future. I assume, if one of them gets a disease or injury, if it can’t feed on its own, it just dies. Contrast this with our busy lives. What all we do apart from the needs of our daily sustenance?
I think no animal other than us is very much different from these doves in this aspect.
They all go about their lives more or less in a saint like manner. I’m not ignoring all their crude behaviours like guarding the territory or ways of domination of the alphas etc. But they seem to me, to be living a more fearless and content life as compared to us.
May be we have a more developed brain. And comes with it, a myriad of new emotions and angsts, that too in excess as compared to other animals, which leads to the busy lives that we are leading.
May be we need to stop and relax. Just that might solve most of our problems – both personal and at the level of society.