“Why prefer to crawl?” from Rumi’s quote below reminds me of the crabs in a bucket
mentality. In short, this behavior is observed in crabs when they are trapped together in a bucket. They will pull any one who tries to climb out of the bucket back down into it, ensuring that no one succeeds.
Observing people’s behavior lately on social media, I would say there is quite a lot of crab mentality being displayed. It’s very sad to see; we really should be pulling together. Humanity has many problems to work through right now, and it seems we are intent on attacking each other more than cooperating to succeed.
When are we all going to decide to soar and thrive, together? We are so much better than this.
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