This is a fantastic and telling story of a wealthy industrialist.
The story goes that he bought a zoo and wanted to exhibit an animal that others considered uncatchable – a specific type of gazelle.
With entourage in tow, the industrialist soon set off for Africa to find the animal.
And, with a little patience, he easily caught not just one, but an entire heard.
Haunting, here, however, are the implications on human behavior.
What would you give up?
When he was asked how he knew how to catch them, he said something that chills me to the bone: “I treat animals the same way I treat people: I give them what they want. I give them food and shelter. In exchange, they give me their beauty and their freedom.”
-Andy Andrews, The Seven Decisions