Last week while I was caught in yet another rainstorm on the East Coast, I remembered something I had read about the difference between the bison and the cow.
Not having experienced it, I am not sure if it is anecdotal or always holds true. Even if it is only anecdotal, it holds some good lessons for all of us.
When storms come, the bison and the cow approach the storm differently.
Most storms come from the west and move east.
When cows sense that a storm is coming, they will start to run to the east, to try to outrun it. Ever watch cows run? I have, since my uncle and cousins raise grass-fed cattle. They do not really move all that fast. So the storm will catch up to the cows and they will be caught up in it and actually run with it. They won’t get out of the storm until the storm passes them by.
Bison, on the other hand, will run right into the storm. They will get through the storm more quickly and with less pain and frustration.
Both animals face exactly same storm yet their approach is the opposite.