African Wisdom

I prefer the laconic truth of Africa – the Asian wisdom attitude was always a little “too much” for me: “Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle: When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” [Anon]
photo by Frizztext – quotation found at:
listen to me and my daughter, singing THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT:

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11 responses to “African Wisdom

  1. one of my favorite songs. Thank you. And thank you for visiting my blog.


  2. Pingback: The Lion Sleeps Tonight « Flickr Comments

  3. Very valuable life lessons for us human here. Thanks for the great lion photogrpah, Frizz!


  4. Survival wisdom was my first thought when reading the quote. It is a good quote. I really like the photo also.


  5. I’ve always wanted to get a good shot of a lion…
    I’d be thrilled with a result half this nice, F.T.! :)


  6. Yes such is life. Survival of the fittest


  7. What a way to look at life? LOL. And here, I always thought it was the early bird that got the worm…evidently, I was wrong, it’s the fastest runner that gets to live. I know there is a lesson in there somewhere. :)


  8. Sonel

    LOL! So glad I am not a gazelle or Lion..hehehe
    Great photo and post Frizz. :)


  9. Wonderful combination!


  10. Too true! Only the fittest survive, and so on …


  11. I’m glad you liked it as much as I did… It’s a great quote; like something my grandmother would say back home. :-)


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