Aldous Huxley used to say that the central problem for humanity is the quest for grace. This word he used in what he thought was the sense in which it is used in the New Testament. He explained the word, however, in his own terms. He argued—like Walt Whitman— that the communication and behavior of animals has a naivete, a simplicity, which man has lost. Man's behavior is corrupted by deceit —even self-deceit—by purpose, and by self-consciousness. As Aldous saw the matter, man has lost the "grace" which animals still have. Aldous Huxley Quote From the book by John Grinder, Turtles all the way down. Eric)- As Aldous Huxley states above we have lost our naiveté, a simplicity, a grace which animals still have An animal knows how to play fun in the sun games and I've never seen one get to serious less it was dinner time. My Dog Roxy stays as calm and cool as an alligator on the bayou of Louisiana when it comes to staying happy. She just runs around the yard, kicks up the grass and invents fun, a page from Roxy's book of health and healing we should all use. Do you have some laid back cool , calm and calculated animals? Have they ever taught you how to be great or better at something you've felled at a million times?