Landmark Forum teaches you to become a man

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The biggest quality one should develop in this world is the belief that you can do it. Otherwise you end up as one of the five monkeys in the cage. What are you talking about? Who are the monkeys and what are they doing in the cage? You might ask such questions. You must do as well because if you do not do so, you again end up as one of the five monkeys in the cage. Does it sound confusing to you? If it does, please read on to understand the concept of the monkeys. Landmark Forum teaches you certain basic skills that you should use in your everyday life.

Let us now unravel the mystery of the five monkeys in the cage. A group of scientists put five monkeys in a cage and conducted research that should well explain the difference between monkeys and humans. They placed a ladder in the cage and kept a bunch of bananas on top so that the monkeys had to climb the ladder to reach them.

Now, a monkey is one of the most inquisitive creatures in the world after Man. One of them will certainly try to climb the ladder and get the bananas. As soon as one monkey tries to climb the ladder, the scientists throw a bucket of cold water on the other monkeys in the cage. As a result, the other monkeys would not allow the first one to climb the ladder. When another monkey tries to do so, the scientists repeat the cold water treatment. This happened for a couple of days. Resultantly, when any monkey tried to climb the ladder, the other monkeys would gather and beat the hell out of it.

The scientists continued the experiment by replacing one monkey with a new one. The new one would love to climb the ladder unaware of the fate that is waiting for him downstairs. They tried replacing the second monkey with a new one, only to see the same result. Similarly, they replaced the third, fourth, and fifth monkey on by one with new monkeys. The result was the same every time. Now, you have a set of five new monkeys that had never experienced the cold water bath, but still the result is the same.

What can you deduce from the story? If the monkeys could speak, you could as well ask them. Their reply would be, ‘This is the way things are. No one can do anything about it.” Now, does it not sound familiar to many people in the world? Do we not take things at face value?

The moral of the story is that one should not be afraid to question any belief. Secondly, one should develop the belief that they can achieve the impossible. Maybe, this is the only difference between Man and the monkeys. The choice is yours. You either question and become a man or behave like the monkey in the age, as most people do. Landmark Forum helps you in becoming a man.

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