It is traditional, in mammalian species, for wisdom to be passed from generation to generation. The elderly have much to offer to the younger generation. In return for this knowledge, and in respect, the young care for their elders with care, compassion and consideration.

Sadly, it seems that this is a tradition now more commonly found among non-human species.

So, for example, the situation of underground water sources will be remembered by older elephants. This knowledge can save the herd during a drought. Younger elephants are so aware of the value of their elders, and so…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: