This opportune video is priceless. To see how Mum and Dad supervise their little darlings and how nervous they are for their big leap reaches out to those of us who have the capacity for empathy. We could be the cygnet, especially the last one to go who has serious doubts about following their siblings.
Big days happen in nature as they do with humans. Overcoming fear and anxiety in the face of challenge enables us to move on and to mature.
As humans, we often will fret and worry about what we are having to face, but we are no different from other creatures in that respect. In fact, by observing and learning to respect other animals, whether they be mammals, birds or insects, we can perhaps gain by realizing that we are very much connected and not so arrogantly superior as we might think.
One way of looking at things is to realize that, as we share the same universe, we are essentially sibling creatures that occupy a different shape and form.