From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 12 Jul 2010 08:31
I always say the Wisdom of the Jungle is the best to address human
behavior, particularly under conditions of extreme competition, aka
"capitalism." Such system unleashes the full potential of people to
engage in the Rat Race, and thus we must learn from rats and mice...
"This is a most interesting and enlightening collection of 3 films
from the 1940s that show various behaviorism and social psychology
experiments on lab rats. The results are very revealing both about
animal psychology and human psychology! You can't find this DVD
anywhere else. Table Of Contents: (1) Competition and Dominance
Hierarchies in Rats (1940) - This silent film from 1940 shows three
rats competing over one piece of food and the hierarchies that develop
between the rodents during the struggle - 13 Minutes (2) Motivation
and Reward in Learning (1948) - In this series of psychological
experiments on rats from 1948, behavior is influenced by reward and
punishment as the rodents learn to press a lever to get food or
perform a variety of other actions to avoid being shocked. This is an
interesting study of learned behavior and cognitive ability even in
the smallest creatures - 14 Minutes (3) Experimentally Produced Social
Problems in Rats (1940's) - The results of this study are very
intriguing. A lever is placed on one side of a box containing three
rats. When one rat learns to press the lever for food, the other rats
eat the food before the one doing the work can run and grab the food.
Eventually, the rat pressing the lever learns to drop enough food for
all of them. Amazing! Use this in the classroom as a study on
Now we are ready to understand human behavior in a scientific and fun
way. I will turn my attention to my mice as we prepare for discussion.
My latest addition to my "experiments" is to add a second wheel so the
dominant mouse --the fittest-- doesn't ignore the other.
THE WISE TIBETAN MONKEY SAYS
"We must learn from all species in our ignorant ways"
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 12 Jul 2010 14:38
On Jul 12, 11:57 am, "Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2(a)lycos,com> wrote:
> If one really understands Capitalism they would know it is the only system
> that makes it possible for EVERYONE to have enough "food," not just the
> selected few. ;)
And yet most of the wealth created is wasted in aberrant behavior,*
while some mice go begging.
* such as SUVs and motorboats.
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 12 Jul 2010 17:50
On Jul 12, 3:35 pm, "Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2(a)lycos,com> wrote:
> I see KIA makes an SUV for mice, or are they moles in the KEA commercial?
The original SUV (the Land Rover) was no bigger than the KIA, but it
was used to hunt big game, not intimidate people on roads.
Toyota in its humble beginning also had a similar vehicle still going
in places like Costa Rica. Their SUVs are really for mice.
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 12 Jul 2010 18:09
In the real jungle of Costa Rica, they don't use Supersized
Unnecessary Vehicles. They wouldn't fit in the narrow paths to begin
They use something small and frugal...
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 12 Jul 2010 18:31
I'm happy to announce that I've added a third mice to the family. I'm
not exactly sure what I will prove, but it is said that, THREE IS
BETTER THAN TWO, AND FOUR BETTER THAN THREE. This is a fact that I was
able to prove with my parakeets, where I found out that THE MORE THE
Last night the dominant mouse chased the weaker one in a frenzy, but
things are back to normal. Notice there's no lack of food or wheels,
so their violence is spontaneous like in some humans.
They are supposed to be an ALL FEMALE POPULATION, so there's no reason
for copulation. Maybe they are desperate for a male, which sometimes
is a source of aggression in women.
I will keep you posted as they are sitting right next to my computer.
They are sleeping at this moment.