Mental Slavery

As you know I share stories with morals and here is one.

A man was passing the elephants, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg, no chains, no cage. Obvious the elephants could at anytime break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they were 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 grew 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”

These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but they couldn’t, not because they lack the strength but because they lack the mental capacity.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto old belief that we CAN’T do certain things.

I thought I should share!!!

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