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Don't be a boiling frog!

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Do you ever feel so comfortable in your current situation that you don't know how to escape from it, even when you want to?

Today, we want to share with you the “Boiling Frog Syndrome.“

The Boiling Frog Syndrome

According to the story, if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out to save itself.

But if the frog is put into lukewarm water, and brought to a slow boil.

It will not perceive any danger and would be cooked to death.

The "boiling frog syndrome" is a metaphorical concept.

Gradual and subtle changes can go unnoticed.

Until they reach a critical point and become harmful, or irreversible.

This concept can be applied to various aspects of life.

Societal, environmental, professional, and personal situations.

We stay in jobs we hate because of the comfortable salary.

Charles Bukowski’s rant on the 9-5 job describes how people empty out because they fear the alternative worse.

How many times do we find ourselves in relationships that hurt but we are too comfortable to quit?

We adjust our boundaries.

Compromise our needs.

We always try harder.

Wait a little longer.

To see if the situation gets any better, but in vain.

Modern society has made us too comfortable.

All the technology and conveniences have deprived us of physical discomfort.

Disrupted our eating habits.

Disconnected us from nature.

From each other.

This has led to various environmental, physical, and mental health issues.

The modern world is slowly suppressing our primal instincts,

and we are quickly adapting to the changes - global warming, air pollution, etc.

The story of the boiling frog is a reminder to step out of our comfort zones before it's too late.

Rediscover ourselves and our instincts.

Jump before the water boils!

Reply and let us know what you think of this story.


Raghav and Ansh

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