Why Fierce Animals are Rare
March 2nd, 2004
Second lesson from master Ben of the day: the reason why fierce animals are rare is that fierce animals are powerful, but often very vulnerable. They attack the weak in the hordes, not the strong ones and this is because normally their community is much less protective and a wound can be lethal for them. [found it in this book]
Apply this same pattern to a social ecosystem and you get very interesting results: let this story reach the ears of the big fierce social animal that might be preparing to attack you in your social environment and he/she might get it and leave you alone.