Humans are not the only animals that self-medicate


“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christianfriends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


CamberKAM-bərPart of speech: nounOrigin: Late Middle English, unknown
1The slightly convex or arched shape of a road or other horizontal surface.
Examples of Camber in a sentence “The camber of the sidewalk allowed for easy drainage after it rained.” “You’ll notice that the new highway was built with a camber to its surface.”