Newsletter #35 – 25 October 2019 – Seniors

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp when he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains, all that was keeping then from escaping was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but they didn’t even try.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked the elephant trainer why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied, “when they are very young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them and at that age the rope is 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.” [read more]

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