Learn from Penguins How to Live
Animals sometimes can teach us how to live
Humans are two-legged mammals. The basic life of most animals is somewhat similar. Like the birds, humans don't lay eggs. But, both birds and humans show immense affection for their babies.
Animals are generally excellent teachers about life. They know to manage the hardships of life naturally because animals live life in the lap of nature without any artificial aid. I often received my best life lessons from the animals.
Today, I plan to write about the lessons of life that we may learn from a Penguin.
Have you ever seen a Penguin?
Graphics: GIF created from a video clip, source: "Lens of Time: Huddle Masters | bioGraphic" (Emperor penguins).
I haven’t seen a real Penguin. I visited Baltimore, MD, the USA in April 2016. There is a zoo in Baltimore that has got a few Penguins. I didn’t visit. One of my friends visited that zoo. There, they have a facility to let people take snaps with the Penguins by purchasing tickets.
Have you ever seen a Penguin? You and I might not have seen a real penguin. We have seen photographs and videos of penguins. Penguins are such interesting animals.
Penguins are birds and live on the ice. They have tiny wings. They can't fly, can stroll with their tiny legs. The penguins are expert swimmers. They can swim in the ice-cold water.
Penguins live on the ice of Antarctica
Penguins live on the ice of Antarctica in groups. They mate on the ice. Female penguins lay eggs. They keep the eggs in between their legs to not be exposed to the cold environment.
The penguins are very strong and calm. They lead a simple lifestyle. Every penguin couple takes care of their eggs. It is a couple-game. They share responsibility equally. Most birds share responsibility between the male and the female birds.
Video: "March of the Penguins - Original Theatrical Trailer."
Penguins are very stable. They can withstand the harsh cold winter season in Antarctica. They can walk miles to reach the seawater and catch fish and eat. Then, the penguins walk back to take care of the eggs and let their partner penguins go to the seawater.
When the baby penguins come out of the eggs, the parent penguins feed them until they are grown up and live independently. The cycle continues. The lives of the penguins are amazing life lessons in themselves.
What can humans learn from a penguin?
Humans can learn many life lessons from penguins.
Let me list one by one.
Please, never give up
The lives of penguins have been shown in the National Geographic documentary film "March of the Penguins ." You can see how strong the penguins are. They can walk miles on the ice for days to reach the seawater. They don't stop for any kind of harsh weather, such as a heavy and strong snowstorm. The penguins continue to walk. They walk slowly but deterministically as if something is attracting them to the seawater. During the winter, ice is more extended, so they require to walk more to reach the seawater.
Lessons: Can humans be as stable as the penguins under harsh conditions of life? Can humans adapt to all adverse circumstances like the penguins fighting against snowstorms? Humans may have to take a very hard lesson from the penguins, and that is the penguins’ "never give up" attitude towards walking to reach the seawater. Humans should learn to adopt a "never give up" attitude in their life
Be responsible for duties
In the documentary, it has been shown how each pair of penguins take care of their eggs by keeping them in between their legs. The male and the female penguins share responsibility and duties equally between themselves. They never commit any negligence whatsoever happens in the surroundings. When one of the male/female penguins go to the sea to catch and eat fishes for months, the other female/male companions look after their eggs until the counterpart penguins return from the sea. Then, it is the turn of that penguin to take care of the egg between its legs for a few months until its partner penguin comes back from the sea.
Lessons: Can humans be responsible for their duties like the parent penguin pairs? The life job of the penguins is the first priority whatsoever happens in the external world. Humans may learn how to perform their duties and responsibilities at the maximum potential.
Share duties equally with partners
This time-sharing of responsibility between the male and the female penguin pairs never stops until the baby penguins come out from the eggs one day. Then, it becomes more careful time-sharing of responsibilities. It is amazing to watch how carefully each mother/father penguin pair takes their babies from each other so that the harsh cold atmosphere can't expose the babies. The parent penguins continue to feed the babies from their beaks. Then, slowly the baby penguins grow up and can withstand the challenging ice environment. The parent penguins take care until they fully grow up and withstand the cold weather.
Lessons: Can humans learn to share the duties equally among their life partners, family members, friends, and colleagues? Most of the time in human society, humans fight with each other on the question of sharing responsibilities and duties with partners, friends, or colleagues. May humans accept that they have to share the duties and responsibilities equally? This is a "must-learn" lesson of life humans may take from the penguins.
Precisely do your duties
We can see in the documentary that the baby penguins grow up a little, and they keep walking around. Then, they don't require continuous care. Then, both pairs of parents go together to the sea for food and come back. The documentary also shows that each parent penguin pair correctly recognizes their baby. It is an amazing fact. Research says that each mother/father penguin pair recognizes their baby penguin by the unique chirping sound of their babies. It is an amazing sensing capability and accuracy almighty God gave the penguins!
Lessons: Can humans try to improve the accuracy and precision of their work? It may not be always possible to improve accuracy, but humans can try to sharpen their skills and capabilities. They can try to be reliable and dependable for certain work.
Focus on all work
If you watch the documentary minutely, you can discover the main focus of the lives of the penguins. The main focus of the penguins is to live in the super cold atmosphere in Antarctica. The penguins know that they have to live and take care of their babies. Penguins mate, lay eggs, feed their baby penguins, take care of their babies, and make the babies free when they are fully grown. Penguins live to only deliver their duties and responsibilities. The lives of the penguins are so simple yet focused.
Lessons: Can humans continue to progressively walk through their life like the emperor penguins of Antarctica? Can humans learn to be focused in their life? Every human being may face adversaries in life. Humans have to bear it in their minds that they have to move forward and accomplish their duties. May humans learn this simple yet golden policy and imprint it in their minds? They must learn to focus on their lives.
The documentary movie "March of the Penguins" is unique to watch with the entire family, friend circles, and colleagues.
The life of the emperor penguins is unique packed with many life lessons.
If you have already watched the movie, I request you to watch it again with a curious mind. Every time I watch it, I get the urge to watch it more minutely and more closely to view each scene more closely.
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February 24, 2022.
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