Make It A Happy New Year

This mammal and bird have a cooperative relationship. The red-billed oxpecker eats ticks and insect parasites from the impala‘s fur. Both of them benefit.

When we humans cooperate we forge happiness and trust. When we refuse to work together it makes us angry and unhappy.

Sometimes it takes effort to cooperate but it’s worth it. Everyone benefits.

So my hope for 2020 is that we all (myself included!) …

Act kindly. Think kindly. Work together.

Make it a happy new year.

p.s. Did you know that humans are instinctively quicker to cooperate than compete? If we go with our first impulse we’ll do better! Read more here.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original)