The Way of the Dog

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This is one of the best photos I’ve seen in a long time and I think we can learn a lot from it.

As the story goes, a massive parade was being held in Mexico for the Pope and, by some twist of fate, a dog ended up walking down the pathway that had been set up.

What did the dog do? Did it get all embarrassed? Did it run off to the nearest corner? Did it post a status beginning with the words ‘that awkward moment when…’ ?

Nope. It did none of the above. In fact, some say that the dog actually thought the parade was in its honour – it didn’t think to doubt itself for a minute.

Why wouldn’t those humanoids hold a celebration for me? I’ve been a good dog!”

It just enjoyed the moment. Dogs are good at that. Humans aren’t. We’re all so conditioned to over-analyse and worry about things that we’re guilty of not enjoying ourselves as much as we could.

People tend to like dogs because they’re honest, loving and fun.

Maybe we could consciously be more like them sometimes.

I’ll leave you with the words of Dale Carnegie, author of ‘How to win friends and influence people”…

“Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, “I like you, You make me happy. I am glad to see you.” That is why dogs make such a hit. They are so glad to see us that they almost jump out of their skins. So, naturally, we are glad to see them.”

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