If only we were more like elephants…

Charles Foster, a fellow at University of Oxford, wrote a book “Being a Beast”.  In the past, the public and even scientists regularly dismissed evidence that animals had complex lives and emotions.  Fortunately, in the past few decades, humans have begun to acknowledge the truth.  He writes about elephants:

“Perhaps one of the reasons we’re so keen to deny non-human creatures minds, consciousness and personhood is that, if they’re people, they’re embarrassingly better people than we are. They build better communities; they live at peace with themselves and aren’t, unlike us, actively psychopathic towards other species. They know, and take account of, a great deal more information about the natural world than we do.”

 

 

 

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