From time to time we cross paths with chameleons. Minute to minute, hour to hour they change colors and moods leaving those around them confused, frustrated and even hurt.
They can be invisible one minute, drawing little attention to themselves and blending in seamlessly with their surroundings. The next minute they can be on full display, showing their true colors and demanding our attention.
As an onlooker, we never know exactly what we’re going to get. We could get aggression, passivity, or any number of other emotions. It’s a guessing game we can never win.
The victims of the chameleon’s vicious tongue have little defense against getting eaten alive, other than trying to avoid the predator altogether.
As humans, this is also our best defense. In a game that can’t be won, the best defense we have is simply avoiding the predator.