Sunday, September 4, 2011

Life Lessons

Last Thursday, a girlfriend of mine sent me an email about her totem animal, the badger. The same day, a guy friend sent me a video about the honey badger.

I thought it was odd that on the same day I would get two messages about badgers, but I've lived long enough to know that when the same topic hits me over the head more than once in a day or week, I need to take heed. So I asked myself: "What is the universe trying to tell me?"

In Deborah's message she basically told me that the badger's power lay in its aggressiveness and the willingness to fight for what it wants and that badger people likely will be not only solitary but also comfortable being alone, which sounded a lot like me.

The video said the same thing, only in a more entertaining way with a brilliant narration by a guy called "Randall":

We can all learn lessons from the badger, i.e. determination, fighting for what it wants, survival, getting back up when its down, and so on. 

Henceforth, my mantra is: "Honey badger don't care; honey badger don't give a shit."

1 comment:

  1. Totally jazzed that there are others out there who have animal totems. Thought I was alone (and therefore weird) in that respect. I mean there's a reason my moniker (wolf) is what it is..

    (Yeah OK. I'm weird.)

    So you're a badger huh? Pleased to meet you. :)