November 24th, 2020
Do you know the difference between a wasp and a bee?
It started as something simple but substantial.
Basically, wasps are carnivores. A long, long time ago, a wasp woke up and decided to try out a vegetarian diet. It found that plants could not only supply all the nutrients it needed, but without all the unnecessary drama and danger.
So, thus, bees were born.
Once they made the switch from fauna to flora, their bodies started to adapt, too; it’s the reason those little teddies have all that fur, for example.
Even more incredible than that: plant-life is dramatically different now than it was millions of years ago, and that’s largely because bees decided to be better. They developed what’s called coevolution (the vortices of which can be seen all over the natural world, including the special relationship between humans and dogs). It’s what happens when nature stops competing and understands the benefit of cooperation.
So why do I bring this up today? Well, for one, I will talk about bees anytime. Bees are dope.
But I really wanted to write about this because I love the reminder that sometimes the change in the world you want to see begins with you, and that’s true on a deep biological and spiritual level.
It’s proof that anyone can be better. Whether that means you’re sick or struggling or completely lost, one day you might wake up and make a simple choice that will change the rest of your life. And that personal change will influence generations after you, and it will fundamentally shift the world around you by planting seeds to flowers that have never existed before.
That’s something to think about.
Damn it, I should have said “buzz about.” How did I miss that pun?