(Video link here.) This wonderful selection of clips from the 2002 BBC documentary Life On Air – David Attenborough’s 50 Years In Television provide a glimpse of beloved BBC nature adventurer Sir David Attenborough‘s unique, always-game approach to the strange and new; it is a fine model for navigating life. Our favorite is right in the first two minutesin which he shows how “assuming positive intent and a straightforward welcome can be the simple bridge to a group of strangers.


Attenborough traveled the planet exploring improvisations of all kinds. (Check out his beautiful 4-minutes on the astonishing Bower Birds of New Guinea.)

There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive. — Sir David Attenborough

via Laughing Squid

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