Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Don't get boiled !

Sometimes your environment changes so slowly that you don't notice. Or maybe you slowly adapt to the changing circumstances. Sometimes you think "I can cope with that" or "that's no problem, I can live with this or that disadvantage".
Then suddenly.... it's too late. You're stuck. You suddenly realize you're in the wrong situation, you've failed to notice and it's too late to get out.

This effect is called

The boiling frog syndrome

The Boiling Frog Syndrome

If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he'll jump out. But if you place a frog into a pot of lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat, it will boil to death.

Always be conscious of small changes in your environment. Little things people say, or small changes in behavior of people.
If you don't want to get caught in the boiled frog syndrome, listen to your friends. They see not only you but also your environment.
Try to learn to see yourself in your own environment.

And be aware that if things keep getting hotter in life:

Get out while you still can

Remember don't get frogged!

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