Elephant's Rope大象的繩子


提 要
Sam was a sweet boy and a wildlife lover. He was crazy about elephants. However, he never had a chance to see real elephants. All he saw those mammoth creatures were only in television and computers.
Fortunately, when he was 25-year-old he got a chance to join a crew of wildlife lovers, They visited various places. Sam was so happy and enjoyed the tour.
As they passed through the forests, they walked past a beautiful village. One from the team said that the village had more than 100 elephants and Sam could enjoy the entire day in that village.
He saw those elephants for the first time in his life and was amazed to see those elephants tied to a rail fence. It was a thin rope, not even a chain and there was no cage or any kind of shelter where the elephants lived. Instead, there were simple sheds without any doors.
Sam asked “won’t they easily break the rope?”
The trainer answered, “They won’t”, when they were babies we used to tie them with a strong rope and the kid elephants weren’t able to break them. The rope or chain we used to tie them when they were small. It was strong enough to hold them. As they grew, they developed a false belief that the small and thin ropes were too strong for them to break and they continued to get tied by their belief!”
Our lives are like the elephant’s false beliefs. We follow the false beliefs we experience and fail to try out something just because we did not accomplish it earlier.
If you refuse to take any risks, you won’t grasp anything new, start to improve yourself with these quotes from famous people:
“You never know what you can do until you try, and very few try unless they have to.” –C.S. Lewis
“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?” –Michelle Obama
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney
解 說
──C. S.路易斯
「試試新事物,別害怕。 走出你的舒適圈、振翅高飛,好嗎?」