We humans may call ourselves the greatest of beings to have ever lived; the smartest to have found nature’s hidden treasures, set foot on moon, and swam under the deepest of oceans. But, there are some basics that we still need to learn. In this blog post, we are going to look at a few such basics that our less intelligent pals teach us every day.
Let’s face it, humans may be the most intelligent things on the planet, but we sure could learn a lot from our less advanced pals from time to time.
1. Let it Go (Don’t Hold Grudges)
You may still very vividly recall the first time you yelled at your dog after which it just looked at you with its droopy face. Pets, especially dogs, don’t hold grudges. They still look at you with the same love in their eyes, even when you have denied them a walk. They would sit beside you on the floor and would let you snuggle them.
Letting go of things that hold us back isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It requires some serious willpower, which unfortunately, most humans lack. Things that happened, happened for a reason. Since you can’t change them now, why ruin the future because of it? Sound too simple, doesn’t it?
Their loyalty is the reason why they are referred to as a man’s best friend. No matter how many times you screw up, miss feeding it, skip taking it out for walk, or not play with it when it wants you to, your dog will always have your back when it comes to protecting you from danger and harm. We believe we don’t need to stress on this point any further as we have a dozen dog movies that depict this one quality.
What we learn here is the importance of being loyal to the people we love, and always having their back when they most need it.
3. Over Thinking hasn’t Done Anyone any Good:
Ever seen a dog think twice before taking a dip in the pool or jumping into a puddle of mud? No, it doesn’t! So, why over think about matters that aren’t in our control?
So, what lesson do they teach us here?
Don’t kill yourself with the over thinking. You may face some failures, but you will also learn a lot from those mistakes once you decide to step out of your comfort zone.
4. Don’t Stop the Love:
Your dog doesn’t care what mood you are in; they just know how to love. As soon as they hear you coming, they sit by the door front, waiting for you to open the door and meet them. They would still wet your face with their big wet kisses even when you don’t feel like returning the favor with some treat or have yelled at them. They might stop for a while, but as soon as you are ready to embrace them in your arms, they come running to you.
So, what we learn here is the importance of unconditional love. If only you find it in your heart to love everyone without any racial, religious, or social barriers, wouldn’t the world be such a better place to live in?
5. Learn to Listen:
Even though they don’t understand a single word you are saying to them, they still listen. They stay put where you have instructed them to, listen to your gibberish nonsense about how sad you were when you found out our girlfriend was cheating on you, or how mad you are that your team lost again. They won’t ridicule your emotional stance or scoff. They are just there for us.
What does that teach us? It teaches us about caring for those we love, even when we don’t understand what they are going through. Just being there and listening to them is all that matters.