Having shelter and being protected from weather, having food, being safe, having those we care about near us, playing, enjoying the Earth, exploring....just living.
I was thinking this stuff while taking care of the bunnies out at Heartland Rabbit Rescue. The rabbits know what's important...they focus on those things.
I poked around on the internet to see who else had realized this...it is virtually impossible to think of something that someone else hasn't already thought and I ran across this quote:
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,I checked a bit further and couldn't find anyplace else that had this quote so I'm not quite certain that it is accurately attributed to Mr. Wilde. Be that as it may...it's a good quote.
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
It sort of negates one of the things about ourselves (we human animals) we tend to tout often...how "intelligent" we are. Intelligence is actually sort of irrelevant unless it assists in making the living of life better...unless it assists in the simple things. Hmmm...
Being vegan, not harming others...that's a fairly simple thing, isn't it?