“A willingness to see ourselves in perspective, and to view our problems as relatively routine, provides the emotional space to think more broadly and deeply.”
— John Engels
“An elephant matriarch does not rule by force or fear. In a time of crisis, every member follows her lead. Her authority is complete because she has gained the respect and trust of her family.”
Joyce Poole, Ph.D. Kenyan Elephant Researcher
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Thinking Fast and Slow
When I was teenager, my mother used a clever analogy to promote her prejudice against less flashy individuals: “An introvert,” she said, “is like food without salt. It’s still nutritious, it’s still food, but it’s flat and tasteless.”
From this example emerged a bias in our family against “quiet types.” It became difficult to bring home a date who would rather listen than talk: “Mom,” I would ask, “What do you think of Lorrie?” “Well…she’s okay, but she’s kind of an introvert. Not our type of person.”