Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. Emotion rises from the old brain, the limbic system, which birds and reptiles as well as dogs, humans, and other mammals share. Humans have additional brain structures and symbolic language to process our feelings and a complex array of psychological defense mechanisms that allay or soften the impact of our emotions. We repress, deny, subjugate, dissociate, and use all kinds of conscious and unconscious machinations to separate ourselves from our feelings, but animals have no such recourse, so their emotions are likely to be raw and strong. In fact, this may be one of the reasons we find them so attractive: they wear their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak. People seem to deny the existence of animal emotions so that they can continue to justify inhumane treatment and exploitation and avoid the fact that our actions have a deep emotional impact on our fellow beings. In Love, Friends, Trunks, Things, Pistachios Cupcakes, Bridesmaid Bouquets, Elephants Love, Animal, Elephants 3
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"i wished i loved ANYthing as much as my kids love bubbles." name that movie! baby elephant even looks like hes smiling....yea i wished i loved anything as much as that damn elephant loves the ocean lol
Awww. thats at disney on the jungle boat ride. been on there several times. my parents took us to disney in 195?. i cant remember 'cause i was so little. my dad was taller than a few of the trees.
An Elephant totem gives you ancient wisdom and power to draw upon. It embodies strength and power. Elephant people often have a very strong sex drive. Through the use of fragrances incense, Elephant can guide you to new energies and power. Elephant people show great affection to their families, caring for the young and the elderly. They also have an inborn knowledge of roots and plants. --unknown #tam