Elephant philosophy

When I watched the movie “The Lion King” before, I always felt that the lion was the best on the grassland. I have been to Africa several times to see animal migrations. Once I was in Kenya, the weather suddenly changed, lightning and thunder, all the animals were running, even the lion ran away, only the elephant did not move. I thought to myself, how could a lion be so timid?

Later, I discovered that on the grassland, lions and elephants are two extreme species. Among carnivores, the lion is the “king.” In the entire animal world, carnivorous and herbivorous animals add up, and the elephant is the “king.” This is very interesting.

What elephants eat is different from what lions eat. Elephants eat grass. Grass is supplied in large quantities. There is no need to fight with anyone. Elephants eat all the time, and they grow to be the largest. Lions are just the opposite. They eat the last meal without the next. They eat one meal for four to five days, but they eat dozens of kilograms of fresh meat at a time.

The lion’s survival is always based on killing other animals-“you die, I can live”; while the elephant is “everyone lives, but I am more diligent than you”. The life philosophy of these two animals is different.

In addition, the lion is always “preemptive”, otherwise it will not be able to eat, so the lion will always eat the running animals, grab the target, and eat them. The elephants will always stay there, “latency”, they never take the initiative to attack, even if the opponent is a much smaller animal.

I just thought that a person who doesn’t fight with others and doesn’t attack others can become the best person. But it seems that this is not enough. If others bully you, you must also have the ability to “control others”.

How does the elephant “after-developing”? First, self-protection. Its skin is several centimeters thick, and the lion can’t chew it down. It has “armor”. Second, an elephant can pick up an “enemy” with its nose and teeth and throw it to death. Third, the elephant weighs a few tons, and the “enemies” that can’t be thrown are smashed. The elephant walks over and squashes the opponent. The above points are very simple-guard, pick up, squash, no extra steps.

I have learned a kind of wisdom from Elephant: If you want to maintain a strong position in the competition, you only need to do three things well: first, not fight. What you do must not be “you live or die” things, you must do “everyone can live” things. Second, we must protect ourselves. Thirdly, nothing will cause trouble, and there will be no fear of trouble. When you encounter a challenge, you fight back. When you want to put the opponent to death, you must not make extra moves. You must end the matter in the simplest and most effective way.

“The Tao Te Ching” says that “husbands do not fight, so the world cannot fight with them.” Elephants are a typical portrayal. “The Tao Te Ching” repeatedly says “the weak beats the strong”, which is also reflected in elephants. The elephant is most afraid of ants. Ants will look for a cool place in the summer when it is very hot. Where is it cool? In the elephant’s trunk. First, there is mucus in the elephant’s trunk, which is moist. Second, elephants breathe with wind, which is called a hurricane for ants. But when the elephant breathes, a group of ants will be sucked into the elephant’s nose. Once the ants enter the elephant’s respiratory organs and esophagus, the elephant will faint, then collapse, and become hungry after falling. He died when he was thirsty.

Therefore, when you feel that you are very powerful, you must pay attention to it. It may be the smallest thing and the smallest thing that kills you. You have to remind yourself that it is not your enemies that kill you, but the people who have been with you, are closely related, and are kind to you.