The Boiling Frog Syndrome

Put a frog in a vessel of water. Heat it. The temperature of the water will begin to rise. The frog, you will observe, will continue to adjust to the change in temperature. This adaption will continue as the temperature increases.

Just when the water is about to reach the boiling point, the frog will lose its ability to adjust. It will then make an attempt to jump. But all its effort will be in vain, because it will have used all its strength in adjusting and accommodating.

And within no minute, the frog will die. What killed the frog?

Most of you might think it’s the boiling water and practically it isn’t incorrect.

But the truth is, it was the lack of judgment of the frog to decide the right time to jump of that really killed it!

There is no doubt that we all, like the frog, need to adjust with people and situations. But a time will come for us to walk away. We need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront.

There are times when we face situation and need to take the appropriate action. If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so. We have to decide when to jump. Let us jump while we still have the strength!


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