Community in the Wild

We’ve all seen the discovery channel and animal planet with shows on wild animals and nature. When you look at nature, animals tend to thrive in communities. Whether its a pack of wolves, a whale pod, a herd, a gander or flock, some animals work together better as a group. The groups work together to create a bond and to survive. A wolf pack is a great example. With a hierarchy in play, different wolves carry different roles within the community. You’ll find hunters and gatherers, the ones watching the young, or even the ones that keep watch around the perimeter. We as humans call learn a lot by watching how communities act in nature.

As a single unit in the wild, you might find it hard to survive. In the human world, that might not be true, but you’re really missing out on a lot of things. Communities can really accomplish so much more. They learn and thrive off each other. In nature, survival depends on working as a group, a community. In the real world, a successful company runs the same  way. Everyone plays their own part in something bigger in order to create an overall achieved result. As the saying goes, you’re only as good as your weakest link. People need to work together, reach out to each other and converse with one another. We aren’t meant to be alone on this planet. We thrive on being around people. Sure, people have their differences, their change of opinion, but its what makes us unique and different. Personality is amazing. We have to learn to get over ourselves and build community. Go out and meet people who have similar interests and see what you have in common. Two heads are better then one, and with three or more, the possibilities are endless. One person can make a difference, but a group of people can accomplish so much more.

Sure, we have our differences, unlike wolves, or birds, or anything animal that thrives within a community. Humans have more emotions, feelings of hate, greed, envy, lust and the list goes on. We  can be biased or prejudice which can make it hard for some of us. No one said it would be easy for us to get along. We need to set aside our differences, realize we’re all human and work together. When it comes down to it, we’re aiming for the same goals in life, well most of us hopefully. We need to learn to listen to each other and see what makes us who we are, our wants, our needs, what makes us happy, what bothers us. Its simple human emotions that really rule our lives. Thats what community is about, working together and listening to each other. No matter how complex our species is compared to others, we can still learn from them. Don’t be a loner, don’t be afraid to go out and meet people. Use the resources available to you and find a community to be a part of. Lets go out there and learn from the ant colonies, the wolf packs and the Canadian geese.


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