Anyone ever heard of the telephone game? This is where we sit in a circle and whisper in ear of one person and they take what they've heard and whisper it into the ear of the next person. This happens until we go all the way around the circle and the person who started it, gets to hear what actually comes back to them, which is never, and I mean never, what it is that they said that started the whole thing!
I suppose it's silly of me to bring this into the world of dogs because dogs don't even play "bow wow" and pass it on, they don't gossip! But still I think this is a fair and legitimate example. Meaning, the fact they don't do it, is the lesson. Dogs don't spread rumors and they don't point fingers attempting to make another dog feel bad. Perhaps we could all attempt to act like dogs in this example and give up our telephone games with one another and about one another.
Why do we even feel the need to "pass it on"? When most of time, whatever we are talking about, if and when we do this, we actually don't know the whole story, let alone the facts. With dogs, the pack is the pack, you work for acceptance and when you are accepted, you are part of the pack. With humans, particularly the court of public opinion, the telephone game, is thriving. And let's not be confused, the court of public opinion is rampant. When that court turns against a member of our human pack, watch out, because we, the human family, will reject and throw that person out, before we even know the truth.
Perhaps this is because we live in a society that seems to perpetuate sensationalism in order to market whatever the next big thing is, or whatever agenda that may be in play. Yes, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that none of us know anything about, but apparently that doesn't appear to stop us from thinking we have the right to judge others and that it would appear that guilty until proven innocent is now common.
Give me the world of dogs when it comes to things like this, and again perhaps the best lesson we can take away from all of this, is that to aim to act more like a dog in this case, would be a good thing! Let's stop the gossip, no more "Bow Wow" pass it on, and let's silence the court of public opinion. We may all find that we end up being a whole lot happier.
Peace, Love & Wufs,
Rev Deb, Chooks & Sam
Dina Rae and Rev Deb invite you to enjoy this curated experience. May your tails wag with satisfaction and your hearts be warmed by all that you see.