Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters).
Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you. But it’s not just your neck and their cameras that separates you from the humans.
Perhaps the biggest difference between you and your giraffe friends and the humans taking your picture is that nearly every decision you make provides an immediate benefit to your life.
- When you are hungry, you walk over and munch on a tree.
- When a storm rolls across the plains, you take shelter under the brush.
- When you spot a lion stalking you and your friends, you run away.
On any given day, most of your choices as a giraffe — like what to eat or where to sleep or when to avoid a predator — make an immediate impact on your life. Read more