One of the most difficult things you can do in life is to be vulnerable and put your trust in people. In her new blog post, Nancy Napier summarizes her recent trip to Africa in which she was able to observe animal behavior in relation to human behavior. She specifically discusses the ways in which animals warn others of incoming danger and how we might be able to follow their lead and learn to be observant when it comes to trusting our human relationships.
- Some people are apt to stay on red alert, frantically sounding the alarm long after the actual threat has passed.
- Others may bark a sharp call to attention when there is reason to be concerned, but also have the ability to quickly desist once the problem is dealt with.
- One blogger compares these two categories to francolins and baboons, both of which create noise when predators approach, but only one of which quiets immediately once the threat has moved on.
“As we gain experience with people at work, in our friendship circles, we begin to learn who’s likely to exaggerate or bring more drama into a situation than perhaps it deserves.”