13 Oct You Always Have 3 Choices
You always have 3 choices.
For example, what would you do if you were this Eared Grebe?
Here, the bird is watching a huge wave crashing toward it.
This bird has 3 choices.
1) It can fly away.
But flying away uses valuable energy. And if this Eared Grebe flew away from every wave, it would wear itself out flying away from waves.
2) It can ignore the wave.
But ignoring a crashing wave could be painful. Imagine having a 6-ft (2-m) high wall of water fall on you. Ouch.
3) It can dive into the wave.
But that requires courage. Now the bird has to plunge into the unknown, trusting that it will survive.
So what does the Eared Grebe do?
It dives into the wave.
Actually, this is the best choice. It requires the least effort, causes the least pain, and involves the least risk.
Note: This photo of an Eared Grebe was taken on the Pacific Coast in Montaña de Oro State Park.
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Did You Know?
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