“While my dyslexia prevented me from getting higher degrees, my sensitivity to emotion, extreme attention to detail capacity (which I long considered a drawback) to think in pictures rather than words have proven immensely useful in studying and understand the behavior of animals.” – Ben Kilham, one of the world’s authorities on black bears
For some, empathy is among their greatest strengths. Empathy enables people to see and understand from a completely different perspective, and for those in animal or wildlife fields, that makes all the difference.
Ben’s story is an incredible one. By studying bears closely, he learned about their complex social relationships, cooperation in harsh winters when food supplies were scarce, and discovered a new sense organ that bears use to communicate.
Ben did finally receive his PhD last month in bear behavior. Congratulations!
Thanks to Spoken Layer for the audio version of the article below.