If you have not been in the news media this week, a child was found in India who apparently is around eight years old and walked on all four because she had been living or been raised by a troop of monkeys but it’s still early in the investigation to know the whole truth.
What fascinates us at Hope faculty as this is not an isolated case, through out the history of time their has been many other instances where children have been raised by animals. If you go on YouTube or google and search they will even give you a top ten(we know it’s crazy). All these stories start in a dark place with the abandonment and rehabilitation of the child, but what we want to focus on is the hope aspect hidden in many of these type of cases.
- The fact that an abandoned child left essentially to die away from society was kept alive, taken in and fed due to wild animals, just reminds us of Hope manifests in different ways
- The incredible power of the mind especially in a survival situation to manifest into a survival instinct through communication and physical adaptations to fit the environment and essentially keep the human alive.
- The fact that these wild animals at some stage saw the innocence and decided not to be wild but the opposite by helping, being gentle, showing love,showing emotion and in some cases fighting for their human. Showing they essentially saw the person as one of them, making them fully acknowledged and integrated in their complex animal society.
- The evidence of nurture. These children in these cases were not happy they were being rescued, it was the opposite. They were being taken away from what they know and were showing and going through the mental and physical traumas because they wanted to go back. And that’s the mystery because no one knows what the living was like on a daily basis but we do know they were surviving and living.
That’s Hope Faculty