Democratic Deer

Nov 05

Democratic Deer

IN THE DOCUMENTARY I AM, which is a result of one man’s spiritual awakening and exploration of his values, we learn a surprising fact:  Deer make decisions democratically.  In a herd of deer, when 51% of the group point their noses in one direction, the group starts moving in that direction. They don’t follow the leader, they each decide and then when 51% vote the same way – voila!

51% is the magic number.  They’ve studied various animal groups and claim they all do the same thing.  Fish.  Birds. Primates…

Interesting.

How do you make decisions?

I rate this documentary 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, because it prods me to go find out, it challenges me to perceive the world differently, and it gives me hope for the human species.

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