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I walked to Como park today because I really wanted to see water. Sitting by the lake for 45 minutes I watched the Robins.... they jumped around pecking at the ground and would fly back to the oak tree when a pair of Nike shoes or cockerspaniel came running by. I realized that 100% of a Robin's life is survival. They don't worry about finding the perfect bathroom rug... they aren't upset when their book from eBay arives a day late.... they never grumble when gas spikes to 2.45.
They find shelter.
They pass on their genes.
I would say about 5% of my life is survival.
The rest is fluff.