The Wisdom of Pigs

One Happy Pig

Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

I love that quote. Ever since I was a small child, I’ve been fascinated by pigs. I wonder if in some previous life I was one. There’s something so knowing about their faces, so intelligent, so wise. I’ve always felt that the best person to talk to in a crisis would undoubtedly be a pig. You can really imagine sitting on the wall of their sty and discussing matters of great philosophical import.

I’m sure they have the answers to all the essential questions in life.

I also quite like the idea of eating and sleeping all day – seems good to me.

Am I marginally mad? Well possibly, but I’m not bothered – and I’m not alone. Many of the nicest people I know are pig admirers too, and I’d always be slightly distrustful of anyone who wasn’t at least a little bit pig friendly.