A mouse was placed at the top of a jar filled with grains. It was so happy to find so much food around him that he no longer felt the need to run around searching for food and he could happily live his life. After a few days of enjoying the grains, he reached the bottom of the jar….
Suddenly, he realised that he was trapped and he couldn’t get out. The mouse now has to fully depend on someone to put grains in the jar for him to survive and he now has no other choice other than to eat what he is given. A slave to his situation.
A few lessons to learn from this:
1) Short term pleasures can lead to long-term traps.
2) If things come easy and you get comfortable, you are getting TRAPPED into complacency if not dependency.
3) When you are not using your skills, you will lose more than your skills. You lose your CHOICES and FREEDOM.
4) Freedom does not come easy but can be lost quickly. Very little comes easily in life and if it comes easily, maybe it is not worth it.
Don’t curse your struggles, embrace them. They are your blessings in disguise.