Sometimes, during an initial consultation with a client, I will hear something to this effect: “Knowing my spouse, I think I need you to be a shark. Can you be a shark?”
Now, the shark is a fascinating animal. It is also a very frightening one. I find it hard to believe that anyone would actively seek one out for personal interaction. I think most would agree that it’s best to stay on the beach when a shark is in the area.
The word “shark” is believed to be derived from the German “schorck” which means “predator, one who preys on others.” To Germans, a ”schurke,” is a “villain or scoundrel.”
The funny thing about sharks is that they are not particular about their prey. Their sole objective is to find food, and they have no qualms about feasting on anything that crosses their path, including the hands that feed them. You can’t put a shark on a leash, and then not expect to be devoured by him at some point.
Although there are some adjustments that divorcing couples will need to make, losing limbs (the fees alone will cost an arm and a leg) and their dignity shouldn’t be among them. Hire a shark, and you’ll count yourself among the walking wounded.
Dolphins, on the other hand, are smart, friendly, graceful, dignified and peaceful creatures. You don’t have to stay on the beach when dolphins pass by. They inhabit the same waters as sharks, and they navigate around them very effectively. Sharks try not to pick fights with dolphins, knowing the latter to be worthy adversaries. And dolphins have even been known to have saved humans from becoming shark bait . Dolphins teach us a valuable lesson that has become the credo of the Peaceful Divorce movement: “Just because you’re peaceful doesn’t mean you’re weak.”
Video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoPF1k71goA