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Just as humans, trees understand that they are all better off working together

Just as humans, trees understand that they are all better off working together Just as humans, trees understand that they are all better off working together
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The Hidden Life of Trees
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The Hidden Life of Trees
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Why are trees such social beings? Why do they share food with their own species and sometimes even go so far as to nourish their competitors? The reasons are the same as for human communities: there are advantages to working together. A tree is not a forest. On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate. It is at the mercy of wind and weather. But together, many trees create an ecosystem that moderates extremes of heat and cold, stores a great deal of water, and generates a great deal of humidity. And in this protected environment, trees can live to be very old. To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what. If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. Regular fatalities would result in many large gaps in the tree canopy, which would make it easier for storms to get inside the forest and uproot more trees. The heat of summer would reach the forest floor and dry it out. Every tree would suffer.

Every tree, therefore, is valuable to the community and worth keeping around for as long as possible. And that is why even sick individuals are supported and nourished until they recover. Next time, perhaps it will be the other way round, and the supporting tree might be the one in need of assistance.

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A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.

Counter-intuitive but very wise. 

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The same can be said of most life and career situations. Let go of your ego, Reno!

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Amen. There is a constructive way to say almost anything. Fear of hurting someone's feelings is lazy and selfish. Thank you for this post. God bless 🙏

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People are trying to find a purpose to live for. So can it be said that when the purpose would be found people would be glad to live. Have faith and believe in god, purpose is coming soon.

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Sadguru ji you're contradicting your own thoughts. If a person isn't experiencing his/her life, how he/she can have problems. It's neutral. So how is there an end of problems ?

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