A friend of mine made a sad observation. Dogs are sometimes smarter than people.
If everyone in the neighborhood opened their front door and let the dogs out at the same time, what would happen? In just a few minutes, there would be packs of dogs roaming the streets. Packs… as in dogs together… as in a community of dogs.
People, on the other hand, build fences to protect their privacy. They make purchases to ensure their self sufficiency.
As for me, I have to make a conscious effort to be smarter than a dog.
(P.S. – Thank you, Tom, for the thought.)