Recently the World Wildlife Federation announced it had discovered ninety plants, twenty-three reptiles, sixteen amphibians, nine fish and one mammal in the Mekong Delta in southeast Asia. One hundred thirty-nine new species undiscovered until now. Seriously, who knew?
This is an excellent reminder that we never see it all. When we say we have we close ourselves off to new ideas, differing opinions, changing perspectives. That’s hard on the folks who need you to look beyond what you already know. We don’t live in our children’s world any more than we did our parents. They need open loving minds to help them navigate the swirly world we’ve helped create for them.
Like the often creepy animals found in the jungle we don’t have to like what is new and foreign. We just have to acknowledge it exists.