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12 Life Lessons We Learned from Dinosaurs

Be Yourself

The most successful members of any species are the ones who know what they are awesome at, and aim to be the best. There is a certain degree of luck involved — in evolution, as in life, conditions must be favorable for whatever niche you occupy. But as Aristotle said, "where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation." The world needed a new biological kingdom after the Permian-Triassic event, and the dinosaurs used their idiosyncratic abilities to rise to the occasion. Using your natural affinities to help solve big problems is a great strategy whether you are a human being or a velociraptor.

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