2017-02-21

Management By Hormones

We seem to be captives to our hormones more than we realise and more than we are perhaps willing to accept.

I was watching this show on national geographic channel – it was the story, a tragic one, of three cheetah brothers; one female cheetah, which all three are trying to suit; and a neighbourhood lion. Lion, mind you, not lioness.

This lion kills the female cheetah and one of the three brothers. Just a snap – one each - and it breaks their backbones thus taking away their lives. Cheetahs are feeble; but for their speed they would be a species which would have vanished ere long. They regularly run away from Hyenas – some very powerful jaws there; leopards; and sometimes, even baboons and horny antelopes. Thanks to their speed, they are able to kill on an average four times for every ten attempts. Other predators scare them away from their kills. Often times.

Sight of a lion or the female of the lion is enough to make them scurry for life. They know a lion’s bite has the power to kill. One bite.

On this day, these three brothers, in rabid heat, cause raucous as they pursue the female cheetah. This catches the attention of a lion in the neighbourhood.

These brothers end up ignoring the Lion and its warnings as they get overwhelmed by the rush of hormones dictating their behavior. So much so, they don't even bother to keep a distance from the lion just to have the female cheetah. They not only get one of them killed but compromise the life of the female cheetah as well.

Is there a metaphor?

2017-02-21

Management By Hormones

We seem to be captives to our hormones more than we realise and more than we are perhaps willing to accept.

I was watching this show on national geographic channel – it was the story, a tragic one, of three cheetah brothers; one female cheetah, which all three are trying to suit; and a neighbourhood lion. Lion, mind you, not lioness.

This lion kills the female cheetah and one of the three brothers. Just a snap – one each - and it breaks their backbones thus taking away their lives. Cheetahs are feeble; but for their speed they would be a species which would have vanished ere long. They regularly run away from Hyenas – some very powerful jaws there; leopards; and sometimes, even baboons and horny antelopes. Thanks to their speed, they are able to kill on an average four times for every ten attempts. Other predators scare them away from their kills. Often times.

Sight of a lion or the female of the lion is enough to make them scurry for life. They know a lion’s bite has the power to kill. One bite.

On this day, these three brothers, in rabid heat, cause raucous as they pursue the female cheetah. This catches the attention of a lion in the neighbourhood.

These brothers end up ignoring the Lion and its warnings as they get overwhelmed by the rush of hormones dictating their behavior. So much so, they don't even bother to keep a distance from the lion just to have the female cheetah. They not only get one of them killed but compromise the life of the female cheetah as well.

Is there a metaphor?