Do you eat like a bird (to watch your figure?)
Do you do things without being told?
Did you kick the kids out of the nest when they were ready?
Do you head south to avoid the winter?
Have you taught yourself things you wanted to learn?
Then maybe you are a birdbrain.
Why is that phrase a negative thing? Why does it mean you are unintelligent? Bird brain’s might be small but there is enough in them to know how to survive, eat, live, find a mate, raise children, vacation every year, travel… (can you do that?) They can talk, do sign language, count, solve puzzles, recognize shapes, are self-aware, capable of using tools, they can imitate, learn through a rewards system, and are empathic enough to know when you are sad.
That is why I especially liked this Dennis the Menace cartoon. Children can see things us adults can’t. They have a perspective we have forgotten and can bring clarity through the simplest thoughts.
I want to be more like a child… and a bird brain!
I want to travel! 🙂