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When do you jump and when do you stay?

9 Jan 2016   Shanti Gowans
Did you know if you put a frog in a vessel of water and started heating the water. as the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly.
The frog keeps on adjusting with increases in temperature.
However, just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore.
At that point the frog decides to jump out.
The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies. 
 
What killed the frog?
Many of us would say the boiling water.
However, the truth is what contributed heavily killed was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be discerning about when we need to adjust and when we need to confront and face the situation and take the appropriate action.
If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they could continue to do so, unless we implement change. If we decide to jump, let it be while we still have the strength to do so.
 

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