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Nature and its lessons

Fascinating and scary sometimes.

On a walk, I saw a scorpion. Someone had smashed its tail. I’d feel more sorry for it if I 1) wasn’t terrified of it, and 2) wasn’t amazed by the ants that were finishing it off.
They weren’t fire ants. I think they were Argentine. They had no stingers. I know because of a time when I was standing in a pile of leaves and ended up with a bunch of them crawling all over my legs. I brushed them off and saw that not a single one of them had harmed me. 😮‍💨

But watching them against a scorpion made me think about how seemingly-indestructible things can still be stopped. Not that they couldn’t have brought the scorpion down on their own, without it first being injured or “disarmed,” but that did alert the ants that it was a good time to attack.

I could apply that to my internal struggles; that all it takes is one thing to mess me up if I’m not careful; that I’m not indestructible. But also that what I think defeats me isn’t impossible to overcome. Little by little, bit by bit, till I take down my own monsters. 😌
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Interesting take. 👍🏻
NativePortlander · 51-55
Keeping focused is what keeps us from being defeated :)
@NativePortlander True. That scorpion probably would have survived if it had marched on to safety instead of getting distracted by the small attacks nipping at it.
NativePortlander · 51-55
@Colonelmustardseed It definitely would have survived, and its stinger would have regrown.
Beautiful reasoning 👍

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