Secondary questions: is being a shepherd socially accepted, or psycho-/ sociopathic? When you seem to yourself to be a shepherd – aren’t you actually just a sheepdog while the shepherd is momentarily absent? Is it really bad to be a sheep? How often should you wear that sheepskin (or a wolfskin)? Where are the borders between a good and socially correct sheepship (sheepdom? sheepness?) and a mindless crowd following?
These facts about plants demonstrate to us that our world is not just about the omnipresence of various flora and fauna but it’s also about the unique and sometimes startling qualities in the species of plants and animals that are present all around us.
15. There is a plant called Hemlock Water-Dropwort plant which is so poisonous that it induces facial paralysis in people which forces their facial muscles into a smile after they die.