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The differences between Humans and Animals

duck slideI love this video of ducks riding down a water slide.

 

And then recently, I saw a story about research with rats.  When one rat is trapped in an uncomfortable trap, a second rat will learn to free the trapped rat.  They will do this generous act even before enjoying a tasty chocolate treat.  Not only that, they will share the chocolate rather than hoard it for themselves.  I have not clearly defined the word compassion for myself, but I think this is a decent example of animals showing compassion for each other and another one’s suffering.

And what can we learn from monkeys about how we use money, how we view equality,   ?  See this short video reaction of monkeys getting unfair trade values, or listen to this TED Talk by Laurie Santos for a more detailed description of this research.

So what makes us different?  The only thing I have heard of being different so far, human’s have the ability to recognize their weaknesses and create a tool to overcome them.  But I wouldn’t say we have mastered that yet.

6 movie Trailers that will Make Your Day

I haven’t seen all of these movies yet, but totally agree with the list so far:

202881. Babies – shows the first year of 4 different babies around the globe

2. Fresh – shows organic food production compared with mass-produced farming

3. Girls – shows the struggle some girls go through to get an education around the globe

4. The Cola Road – documents a life saving program of distributing needed health remedies using Coca-Cola crates

5. Jobs – the life story of Steve Jobs as he founded Apple

6. Happy – What is really at the root of happiness?