Nature is always right

Let me start with as simple as bananas, Bananas they are so common place we think we know everything about them, in fact we don’t even know the correct way to peel a banana. Most people peel the banana from the stalk. However, monkeys the expert in bananas always hold the stalk and peel the banana from the opposite side. try it and see, you will find it much less troublesome following the monkey method.

It is important that we see things from natures perspective, while mankind is very intelligent in relation to other species we have intelligent of a moss growing on a rock compared to nature at a whole. We are incapable of designing and building a mosquito let alone all the species and most of the other thing in the nature. So I start with the premises that nature is smarter than we are and try let nature teach us how reality works.

Most of us are like ants, focussed only on themselves and their own anthill. We believe that universe revolves around people and don’t pay attention to the universal laws that are true for all species.

Nature has a beautiful way of straightening things out, far better than we ever could, at times we may not be able to see things immediately but we will be perplexed and awed by how every little things adds up to create something wonderful.  Whenever I observe something in nature that I think is wrong, I assume that I am wrong and try to figure out why what nature is doing is makes sense.

Nature teaches you

  • What’s good and what bad
  • What my purpose in life.
  • What I should do when faced with my important choices.

Recently on discover channel, I saw a pack of hyenas take down a young wildebeest and thought that what I had witnessed was horrible. But was that because it was horrible or was it because I am biased to believe that horrible when its actually wonderful? That got me thinking. Would it be better or worse place if what I had seen hadn’t occurred?

Nature optimizes for the whole not for individual. But most people judge good or bad based only on how it affects them. What I had seen was the process of nature at work which is much more effective at furthering the improvement of the whole then any process man has ever invented.

Everything that at first seemed bad to us like rainy day,sickness and even death was because we have preconceived notions of what we personally want . With time we learn that our initial reaction was because we do not put things in context of the fact that reality is built to optimize for the whole rather than for one individual.

References

Principal by ray dalio

Dont worry be grumpy by Brahm

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3 Comments

  • Anonymous

    July 9, 2019

    “Nature optimizes for the whole not for the individual”, takeaway from the article. Unfortunately or the irony is humanbeings have become capable of interfering with the nature’s work

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    • manoj shetty

      July 9, 2019

      u r capable of interfering but sooner or later we realize or would realize that it is not sustainable.

      Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 10, 2019

    Well written. Hope the world understand and make this planet a better place to live.

    Reply

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