I once met a cow, it’s true, I did. In truth I’ve met many cows at various stages of their life cycle and at varied stages of cooked.
However, the latest cow I came across led me to asking some rather insightful questions:
What do cows think about?
Do they understand the destruction they are capable of?
Are they, in fact, packing an Uzi?
Do they know how delicious they taste when flame grilled?
I’m guessing the answer to these questions are “No!”, but I guess we’ll never truly know.
There are, however, several cow traits we could all use in our daily life.
What cow traits could I possibly use? Valid question lets discuss it.
Stubborn levels of patience
Cows are incredibly patient beings, up until a point. They are also incredibly stubborn.
When we combine the two, we come up with stubborn patience. A level of patience so high that people see you as stubborn. It’s that ability to keep your cool when the world around you is turning to shit, along with that stubbornness to not be dragged into the shitshow.
I’ll be the first to admit that stubbornness by itself isn’t necessarily a good thing. However, in limited doses, it isn’t that bad.
There are many times that we are to eager to give in, in a hope of being seen as the bigger person or the one who is more open and collaborative.
But those stubborn people will always force an argument to have more substance and be better defined. Sometimes stubbornness leads to better, clearer progress; other times it ends with a poke with a hot stick!
Simple isn’t dumb
Think cows are dumb?
Really, tell me, how much work do they need to do in order to get fed?
Not much really. They get to sit out in the sun all day and eat grass. They have a human servant who tends to all their needs and they aren’t accountable to anyone.
Sure, there’s much more to it than that, but you get my point.
We often see something as dumb because it isn’t complex or highly involved. That’s the beauty of simplicity.
Just because some people want to lead a simple life doesn’t make them dumb. And, just because we choose to lead a complex life doesn’t make us smart.
The same rings true for ideas. More often than not, the simplest idea is the best.
Versatility is king.
Cows are pretty damn versatile. They can keep the grass down in the paddock and produce milk as an output. They can also produce vast amount of manure, which is fantastic for your veggie patch.
And they can do all this while growing delicious steaks and roasts and other meat-based products.
I challenge you to find a more naturally versatile creature.
I mean, sure sheep are pretty close, but bahh!
And goats are cool, but they spend too long being kids.
They shag in public.
Ok, I’m not sure where I was going with this one, so I’ll just leave it there!
Say what you want.
Cows are very resilient to the words you say to them. They even ignore the farmers most of the time. They are driven more by actions than words.
We should be the same.
No, not by moving paddocks when the farmer tells us too!!
But, by determining what we think of other people by their actions and not by their words.
Words are great and all, but actions are where it’s at.
Any fool can speak the right words, it’s called acting! (understanding that some actions are also involved in acting, confusing I know!)
Action is better indicator of someone’s true intent.
The easiest way to see it:
Say it if you must, but without action, you’ve done nothing.
So, there you have it, several cow traits that we can all make better use of in our daily life.
All thanks to the cow.
‘til next time….. Cheers!