Thursday, April 29, 2010

What humans can learn from dogs

posted by Mitch Zeltzer

WARNING:  The videos in this post do have some graphic footage of injured people and dogs, that may not be suitable for everyone. While the lesson that can be learned here is valuable, please be aware that viewer discretion is advised. If you are under the age of 18, please consult with your parents/guardians before watching these videos.

I think the contrast between these two videos speaks for itself.

First, let's examine some disappointing and tragic human behaviour.

Now, let's look at an amazing lesson we can learn from our canine friends.

Too often we see others ignoring those in distress and just moving about their business.  It isn't always as dramatic as the video above.  It can be as simple as holding a door open for someone whose hands are full.  Or letting someone ahead of you in a line.  It doesn't need to be a grand gesture, but these small, simple gestures can have a grand affect over time.

And for the children out there who are reading this blog and have watched the videos above.  When you see someone being teased at recess, do you just walk by and ignore it, like the first video?  Or, do you step in to help like the second video?

I think we can all learn a valuable lesson from that very brave dog!

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