Here is the full transcript of Rodney Habib’s TEDx Talk: Why Don’t Dogs Live Forever? at TEDxNSCCWaterfront conference. This event took place on May 26, 2016 at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Listen to the MP3 Audio: Why Don’t Dogs Live Forever by Rodney Habib at TEDxNSCCWaterfront
Rodney Habib – Vlogger
Dogs are awesome. I mean, literally, just a smile on a dog’s face has the ability to lighten your heart up. I even come up with an equation for this just to tell how awesome they are.
Take anything, any situation that there is. Fire a dog in there, and it’s going to become awesome. For instance: mud. It’s not awesome.
But now you put a dog into that situation, and you have awesome. And the best part is that science backs up just how awesome dogs are. Harvard University recently conducted a study and found that just by owning a dog, it not only has the ability to make you happy but it can make you healthier.
Just petting your dog has the ability to lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, making you calmer and more mindful. Owning a dog for those who are isolated within their homes: getting out more, more interactive, interacting within their communities.
I even come up with an equation thinking and showing that dogs have the ability to grow our communities. For instance, take a look at Jack.
Jack never really got out much, stayed at home a lot. That was until he got a puppy. Then Jack was forced to get out and walk his puppy. Here is where Jack meets Jill. Jill falls in love with Jack’s puppy. One year later, they have a baby: community growth.