Band-tailed Pigeon, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Instead of Regulations


Why Birds Rejected Regulations


Band-tailed Pigeon, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: Instead of Regulations

Band-tailed Pigeon, Who Agreed to Appear in This Post


Long ago, when everything was being sorted out, the birds met to make a critical decision about regulations.

The issue was: Do we need rules to guide how we live?

Of course, the birds realized the benefit of having rules: They can facilitate order.

Being wise, the birds also considered the implications of having a system of rules.

First, rules require organizations to invent and then enforce them.

Second, some group might create rules that favored themselves while harming others.

Third, rules can be used as weapons, where someone baits another into breaking a rule so that they (the rule breaker) can be punished.

Fourth, all rules are written too late (that is, after a harmful action has become too offensive to ignore).

Fifth, a collection of rules would require large brains to remember them.

So the birds decided upon a simpler system.

Values.

And the one value they choose was compassion.

In this case, it’s compassion for Nature. Because birds are as much a part of Nature as Nature is part of them. And because they depend upon Nature for their survival.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

PS: I added close up photos to Birds Up Close


Help Birds Tip

Show compassion for Nature.

For example, minimize waste, put litter in trash containers, and use natural resources carefully.

In general, treat Nature as if it were your home, where your vitality depends upon its vitality.


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Learn more about birds from Audubon.

And better yet, join your local Audubon chapter. You’ll meet wonderful people who are working to protect and preserve the environment that we all depend upon.

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4 Comments
  • Dottie
    Posted at 13:38h, 22 February

    Beautiful photo!

  • Penny Schafer
    Posted at 11:12h, 23 February

    Exactly. Thanks Steve.

  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 12:51h, 23 February

    And here’s looking at you, Steve

  • Thilda Zorn
    Posted at 18:43h, 23 February

    Dear Steve, just on time! I am off to “Los Tarrales” tomorrow, to learn even more about and from birds! Hope to send you some interesting photos…….adios, Thilda

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