Happy New Year 2020
The Year of the Rat (January 25th) The Rat, a symbol for our times. Rats are inveterate consumers and along with mice, consume or spoil up to 20% of the world’s food. They need to chew constantly as their teeth never stop growing. They can survive being flushed down a toilet and can re-enter the building the same way. They are socially organised with distinct hierarchies and they can multiply endlessly. We may dislike the parallel but we are both inveterate consumers. Rats are intuitive and can sense imminent disaster, hence the old proverb of rats leaving a sinking ship. Rats will adapt to survive. So what can humans learn from the Year of the Rat?