Break Those Chains.........

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Break Those Chains.........

Post  MoonChild on Tue May 05, 2015 7:51 pm

As I was passing the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

I saw a trainer near by and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. "Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away.

They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." I was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?


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Post  Kat on Tue May 12, 2015 1:10 am

In psychology it is called "learned helplessness". It is a horrible form of self imprisonment which is also played upon today by authorities, governments and even parents with their children. Imagine a world based upon empowerment and encouragement? How different could things be?


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