Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Lesson from...Rhinos

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Many people believe rhinos are cranky creatures who attack for no reason. However, this isn't true.

Rhinos have very poor eyesight and become frightened easily; so usually, they're not attacking but running away. I've seen white rhinos frightened by butterflies; but if you have 4-5 tons of animal running toward you at speeds up to 40 miles per hour it's easy to misinterpret what's happening and believe you're being attacked. Female white rhinos are often credited as being particularly cranky, But ponder this; how do we react when we feel our child is threatened? And when you consider that female rhinos are pregnant for 16 months and give birth to a whopping 100-140 pound baby, perhaps they've earned the right to be cranky!

I wonder if some people are judged similarly to rhinos. Do we incorrectly label them as cranky and likely to attack when, in reality, they're responding to something else? If we knew what they were responding to would our judgement be different? Or, perhaps, if we knew what they were responding to would we think they'd earned the right to be cranky?

I certainly hope we can all remember the rhino and learn not to judge without having all the facts.

Let's not judge
without all the facts.

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