Wednesday, November 01, 2006

the mahout and the mind...

The Elephant trap

'From when an elephant is a baby they tie him for certain periods with a rope to a tree. The young elephant tries his hardest to escape, he pulls and wriggles and jumps and crawls yet the rope just tightens and to the tree it remains tied.

Learning that, the elephant doesn’t try to escape and accepts his confinement. A couple of years pass and the elephant is now an adult weighing several tons. Yet the trainer continues to tie the elephant to the tree with the same rope he’s always used, for the simple reason that the elephant has the concept in his mind that the rope is stronger than him. Abiding to this conditioning the elephant is trapped for life.

To break free all the elephant has to do is erase that limiting thought for in fact he is free to go. '

Now I thought that was interesting, mind games play deep...and long...


I was out with a friend who was expressing his distaste for burritos, on how anyone could eat rice in a tortilla....but then the very next statement he said he didnt mind eating rice with rotis.

Where's the elephant trap when you need one!


John Kerry said some stupid things on Monday and what was even more stupid was the attempted coverup. Speaking to a class full of students in Pasadena he said, "You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.

"If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

when he was supposed to say, "I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy?

You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq."

How anyone could fit his size 12 shoes in his even bigger mouth days before an election when sound bytes is all you need, noone will ever know.



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