12/11/08

False Fears...



"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Business professors Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad wrote about an experiment with four monkeys. In their cage was placed a pole with a bunch of bananas suspended at the top.


When one of the monkeys climbed the pole, just as he reached out to grasp hold of a banana, he was doused with a torrent of cold water. Squealing, he quickly scampered down the pole. The same thing happened to the three other monkeys. After several more attempts, they abandoned all hope of reaching the bananas.



The researchers then replaced one of the monkeys with another monkey, and as soon as the newcomer monkey began to climb the pole, the other three monkeys pulled him away. After several more attempts, he too gave up. A second one of the four original monkeys was replaced and the same thing happened to him. He, too, was pulled away from the pole when he attempted to climb it. In time all four of the original monkeys were replaced … none of whom dared climb the pole even though they never knew why and had never been doused with cold water.


False fears, which may have had validity at one time but are no longer valid, are not only taught and learned by monkeys, but also by people. Such fears can be learned through an early traumatic experience—or learned from a parent—and be firmly programmed into our unconscious mind, and hold us back from becoming and doing all that God envisioned for us to be and do. For some people, irrational fears can be crippling. Only as we see and know the truth can we begin to be set free.



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gil said...

yaya rubeh!!!! =)

xXx said...
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gil said...

before this year ends,,,allow me (your master..ehehehe) to thank YOU (my dearest yaya among all..nyahahah) for all the things we shared thru the days since we met.....i really had fun being in those times, i hope YOU also did (wyl nglimpyo k s "mansion de gilmar y gorgeous"...ihihihi)....Thank You!!! may we face the coming year with fun and excitement—giving us a chance to relive our dreams and pursue our selfless desires!!!! Happy New Year RubEh!!!!! (^-^)

gil said...

dear yaya....wla jpon k nka-update dri s imo blog ha...cge lng nq mkta imo pic s diri nga post ang imo betiful pace....kanang naa s ika-3... :D .....karon p nq nbantayan nga blonde mn dy imo hair noh....nyhahahahhahaahahhah

Hi!I'm Geraldine Anne E. Toring, said...

huhu.. y is my blog not linked with urs..???

gil said...

WOW!!!! nyc nah au ia blag!!! at long, long last,,,na-upd8 r jd ang blag....yaya? nyahahhaha ^_^

gil said...

yaya rubeh!!!!!!!!! naunza nman ni imo blog....mura nag ghost town....nyahahahahhaah...pagpost n pd......pakig-links pud daun....aron naa nah ni value imo blog pag-gradu8 nmo......tagaan bya tka og day off dba? nyahahhaahahhahahah :D

Jhaelexis said...

can we exlink? http://leahaleria.blogspot.com/

bdw, nice topic in your post :)

  said...

yayay rowveh!!!! ni.evaporate nka????? asa nman u??? busy dy jd kaau emo trabaho noh.......cge, tagaan tikag day off......mga once a month.........imbes nga once every two leap years......nyahahahhahahah peace be with U.... V(^___^)V