“Make yourself necessary to somebody.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
When Animals in the Wild Remind Us of Ourselves
When we think of lions, we often think of the King of the Jungle.
An animal that rules their domain and that would rarely find himself being harassed or threatened by other animals.
This notion was put to the test when a pack of hyenas challenged one lonely lion who wandered away from his group. The hyenas surrounded the lion and worked their magic to wear him down so that they could move in for the kill! We won’t give away the breathtaking ending but let’s just say the lion had an angel on his back.
Animals often allow humans the opportunity to see a parallel that can’t be denied. Human existence includes competition and the survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, when you see this lion being taken advantage of by the hyenas, you can’t help but feel a strong connection. We have all been in a situation where we had to fight or flight, and this proves to be no different.
Seemingly, no matter what we do there is always someone (or a group of people) who will test our patience or who will attempt to serve as a threat to our livelihood. Take a lesson from this lion, will you? When you are surrounded by a group of hyenas in the human form, don’t show your fear. Instead, stand tall and fight…even if it’s to the death.
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What was the deal with that monk haircut?
In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history and controversy behind the style. Known as “tonsure,” the typical monk hairstyle has many variations throughout religions.
The particular hairstyle worn by Christian monks has its own variations and controversies as well. Three different types of tonsure were popular: a coronal tonsure, a Pauline tonsure, and a third Celtic tonsure that came to represent the differences between the Roman Catholic and Celtic Catholic church.
The winding path of this tonsure is a new way to look at the division within the religion and the unpredictable ways something like hair can represent faith.
Doctor FAILS Idiot Test
Doctors aren’t mental maestros on every topic!
In this video, watch Doctor Mike dabble with random “idiot tests” he found on the interwebs