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I wonder if there is some way to recognize the natural fact of predation while also rejecting human superiority?

Gratitude, and humility.

That — as the Native Americans (and plenty of other indigneous people) will tell you — is the way.

Whoever said the predator is superior? The predator — and the scavenger — is simply lucky. The creatures we hunt are faster and keener than we are. If we catch them, it’s because they let us catch them. Thank the spirit of the prey, and thank the Great Spirit, and thank Dame Fortune and her Wheel. Or else your luck may run out.

(Perhaps not enough of us have been grateful enough, and our luck has indeed run out. Or perhaps it’s just our turn to be the hunted, as the great Wheel, following its own rhythms, continues to turn.)

cc/ @tones

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