21 Feb Instead of Regulations
Why Birds Rejected Regulations
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Audubon and birds need your support.