Life is probably the best teacher of all. If only we could learn from the lessons that are dished out to us in one form or the other throughout our lives. Yet all we focus on are how well we (or our children) perform in school and what grades we (they) get and forget to educate them. Like how Mark Twain put it -“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Just take the case of the baby giraffe for instance – they never go to school. And the moment they are born, they get the most important and probably the toughest lessons of their life. The moment she is born, she is welcomed into this world by a kick from her mother. And if the newborn survives this, chances are that nothing in life will ever faze her. Read more about the baby giraffe’s first brush with her mom and life in general here.
Perhaps it is time to take a lesson or two from the mother giraffe — no no I didn’t mean for you to kick them 😉 Just not mollycoddle and shield them too much from life’s harsh realities.