160: Some Like it Hot | English | Printed
Being adaptable in a world of rising global warming is something that the donkey and the pupfish are both familiar with. These are the two central characters in this Fable and humans can learn a lot from them. Acquiring skills that allow it to not only survive, but to thrive, in conditions that most other living species would consider impossible. This Fable makes us aware of the skills we will need to acquire include learning to control heat, as our artificially created comfort zones are in themselves very energy intensive, thus contributing to more emissions and further climate change. We will have to learn how to live and work in warmer atmospheres. The most important message is most likely that we will simply have to learn to like it hot.
This Fable was inspired by Charlotte Dujardin. Charlotte has been actively promoting initiatives like the Donkey Care Clubs, which are designed to engage children in improving the welfare of their families’ equine animals. Primary school children are trained on donkey welfare and then pass on their learning to their families and the general public.
Gunters Fables are structured to include the following learning guides and categories: Did you Know, Think about it, Teachers and Parents Guide, Academic Knowledge, Emotional Intelligence, The Arts, Systems: Making the Connections, Capacity to Implement and who the Fable is Inspired By!