Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two roads diverged into a yellow wood......

Hang a banana on a string in a cage of apes, with a stairs under the banana. Before long, an ape will go to the stairs and start to climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all the apes with cold water.

After awhile, another ape will make an attempt, but the result will be the same - all the apes will be sprayed with cold water. This should continue through several more attempts. Pretty soon, when another ape tries to climb the stairs, the other apes will all try to prevent it.

Now, turn off the cold water. Remove one ape from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new ape will see the banana and want to climb the stairs. To his horror, all the other four apes will attack him. After one or two more attempts and attacks, he'll know that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original 4 apes remaining and replace it with a new one. The newcomer will go to the stairs and be assaulted again. The previous newcomer will now take part in the attacks.

Replace the third original ape with a new one. The new one will repeat the situation and get attacked. Two of the four apes that beat him will have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest ape.

After replacing the fourth and fifth ape, now all the apes which was originally sprayed with water have all been replaced. Nevertheless, none of the five "new" apes will ever approach they stairs though they have not been sprayed by water. Why not?

Because that's the way they've always done it and that's the way it's always been around here!

If you want something you never had, DO something that you have never done!

This video is kinda inspiring. Many of us have creative ideas. But how many of us dare to take the first step and materialise your thoughts and realise your dreams? Recently I have been asking myself, how can I break free from this strata of society? Sigh.... financial thoughts.

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