The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us about Living Well in the World

by Gary Ferguson

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The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us about Living Well in the World

by Gary Ferguson


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  • Appreciate the Elder Growth

    When creatures travel out into the world, there’s no better way to learn about survival than from the experienced ones in your community. Creatures like bears, sharks, and raccoons send their young out into the world with essential knowledge about how to stay alive. This is called “tutor care” — old

  • Natural Disasters Teach Us Perseverance

    Wildfires are one of the planet's essential mechanisms for rejuvenating our woodlands and prairies. When forests or grasslands become overgrown with dead plant matter, a natural wildfire comes along to burn away those dried-out leaves, branches, and other debris. This reduces the fuel load within th

  • Animals Enhance Our Existence

    Animals make for a special kind of life form. They're not people, but they're also not robots or machines. They're animals, and their ability to perceive and respond to the world is a fascinating thing. A study on rabbit behavior revealed that their brains release oxytocin when selecting mates — the

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