Of all animals, the Polar Bears are the most solitary. They walk alone, sleep alone, eat alone, play alone and live alone except when they are mating (equivalent of having sex) and raising their cubs (equivalent of baby sitting). You’ll seldom see them in groups. Sometimes, even though rare, you can spot a group of them feeding at a whale carcass (equivalent of a steak) at once.
Thanks to zoologists (animal scientists) we now know that different animals have different behavioral characteristics which is perfectly fine. As a matter of fact, those differences make each animal unique and amazing and capable of survival in their environments. If a zoologists found an animal behaving in away unlike its nature, they would immediately know that something is wrong with it. For example, imagine if you found a monkey roaring like a lion. You’d be like, ‘what the hell is wrong with this monkey?’. Imagine if you found a lion jumping in trees, from one branch to another. you’d be like, ‘what the hell is wrong with this lion?’. Right?
Here is the funny part, humans are perfectly like animals in terms of having unique behavior. Just like animals, humans too have unique personalities (behavioral characteristics). And it should be perfect. Some humans are like polar bears, solitary and quiet just like polar bears.
Unfortunately, these Polar-Bear humans are picked on by other humans unlike them. Other people misperceive Polar-bear humans. As soon as they see one in the corner of a bar drinking beer at the counter or reading a book in the park, or dancing alone in the night club or quite when everybody else is talking out loud they immediately think that they have problems, they are sad, they are in trouble and for the worst they think that they are not good friendly people(not true).
I am a Polar-Bear-human myself and I’ll tell you the fundamental truth about us. We are some of the most sharp-minded, loving, passionate, enthusiastic, determined, intelligent, strong, patient, resourceful, creative, trustworthy, resilient, confident, brave, and caring people you’ll ever meet. The only thing that sets us apart from other humans is that we are loners, just like the Marine Turtle at bottom of the Ocean or the Blue Whale at the top of the Ocean or the Snow Leopard in the mountains or the Jaguar in deep jungles or the Orangutan in high tree forests or the Giant Panda in high mountains or the Platypus at bottom of rivers or finally and mostly the POLAR BEARS in the ice cold Arctic.
Next time you see a Polar-Bear human (loner) drinking a beer at the counter in a bar, alone at the park, dancing alone in the night club, quiet when everybody else is talking out aloud remember one thing, ‘they are as cool and enjoying as you are‘. Smile at them and leave them be. But if you see them and you really really want to be their friend just approach and say ‘bite se!’ (hi in Rwanda) or ‘habari!’ (how are you in Kenya/Tanzania) or ‘Saanu!’ (hi in Nigeria)’ or ‘Salam!’ (hi in Ethiopia) or ‘manao ahoana!’ (hi in Madascar) or whatever your language is.
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