2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the species closest to the human being. The evolution of mankind has spanned millennia, a process/experience none of us are able to fully comprehend in a single lifetime. But the concept of reincarnation allows us to connect our past, present and future, and sometimes shed light on why some of us feel doomed to live a life we wanted to avoid or why we try so hard to live a life we thought we wanted. Human emotion seems to be dictated by who we think we are or who others perceive us to be. Monkeys, too, are emotional creatures, who are also intelligent, crafty, curious, and naughty at times. Are there lessons humans can learn from monkeys?