Learning from wolves

An interesting observation on survival – nature is always a good teacher, our part is to pay attention…

“A wolf pack on the move :

·    The first 3 are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed; 

·          then come 5 strong ones, the front line;

·          In the center are the rest of the pack members;

·          then the 5 strongest following.

·          Last is alone, the Alpha. He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack. 

The pack moves according to the elders’ pace and help each other, watch each other. 

Again I am left speechless by nature … I knew that wolves are different, but didn’t realize how much we could learn from them….

  I didn’t know wolves put the ELDERS of the pack FIRST.  People on this planet should take note … elders are to be seen up front, setting the pace and direction while  enjoying the protection of the rest… and not invisible at the back of the line.”

Unknown author

Received from my cousin Janet via email.

15 thoughts on “Learning from wolves

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  2. Take the lead, Kate! We’re right behind you. And whether the story is true or not, it makes sense because it shows respect for the collective as opposed to the individual. When you’re busy promoting yourself, you don’t have much time and energy for anyone else. Most species handle it a lot better than stupid humans.

    This is from a great article in a Hindu publication: “Old elephants tend to get dementia and are very slow. But the young treat them with the utmost respect and devotion — when an elderly relative can’t scrape the bark off branches to eat any more, his sons and nephews lead him to marshes or swamps where the leaves are softer. When he’s too weak to stand, they guard him to protect him from lions or hyenas.”

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/What-elephants-can-teach-humans/article16577978.ece

  3. How cool is that? Wow! It has always bothered me that modern humanity has been so disrespectful of its elders. There is so much knowledge to be had from them if we would just listen. I dream of winning the lottery some day and building new and progressive elder care homes that nurture rather than drug their people….I was definitely born at the wrong time in so many ways but I guess it’s our visions that we were born for now.
    Be well Kate…VK ❤

  4. Sorry to say it’s a load of bollocks Kate:

    https://www.truthorfiction.com/photo-of-a-wolf-pack-explains-wolf-behavior/

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wolf-pack-photo/

    I got in the habit of checking these kinds of things after getting caught spreading misinformation myself on several occasions. A great lesson in not believing everything everyone tells you without doing some investigating first 🙂

    Also, your comment about having no idea if it’s true or not is interesting; more on that here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wolf-packs-einstein-why-we-share-fake-stories-pontus-staunstrup/

    • You didn’t let me down: “Whenever these two images are posted on a social platform it’s not unusual for someone to point out that they are fake.” I’m probably on the page of wishing humans were like this fable about wolves. I once also believed in Father Christmas 🙄

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