It’s easy to belong to a group, a gang, or a herd; but to stand alone and think and feel for yourself is arduous!
[This is, of course, a Praying Mantis; it is a Chinese Mantid. I will often, when I find them, pick them up and let them climb on my hands. At first, they bite viciously and don’t like it; but most, after around a minute or so, tame down and don’t want to leave your hand; apparently, it’s too much fun for them… the equivalent of a carnival ride or something! They love traveling from hand to hand on your fingers! At least that’s how they behave around here. I only encountered one that persistently didn’t want anything to do with me. Their long front “arms” are used as spike-vices to capture and subdue prey. Often, they will “sway” back and forth with their entire body before striking something, simulating a twig or branch in the breeze! They actively hunt or – often – they simply wait for something to come along. (Alien-like for sure!)]