A word of advice for wild zebras: When embarking on a cross-river swim, it’s probably a good idea to look up first to make sure that a pride of lions isn’t waiting slack-jawed on the other side.
Posted to YouTube recently, this thrilling video shot by tourists on safari captures a zebra and another below crossing a river in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, oblivious to the big cats waiting behind the grass. (In the zebra’s defense, those were some tall blades of grass. )
The pride watches bewildered as the zebra unwittingly delivers itself for lunch. But the would-be prey’s survival instincts kicked in just in time and it turns on a dime and hoofs it to the other side.
No matter what, if you are determined, you can save yourself, you need no demigods nor your tribesmen to save you. If a Zebra can save itself from the grip of the lion, surely human beings can save themselves from the grip of ignorance, political subjugation, social injustices, lies and poverty. Does anyone of you want to tell us that this Zebra is braver than us?… courageous than us?
“Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a