Thursday, 1 October 2009

Boiling Frogs

Did you know, that if you put a frog into a pot of hot water, it will jump out? Yes, of course you do. But did you also know that if you put a frog into a pot of cold water and raised the temperature little by little, the frog will sit there quite happily while it is boiled alive. This is because while frogs can sense extreme changes in temperature, they are unable to sense small changes.

So many situations can boil you just like a frog. Jobs, relationships, and even friendships. Unfortunately I speak from experience, and fairly recent experience at that. For so long a friend of mine and I have been 'best friends'. We spent a lot of time together, made plans together, even went on small trips. Then a couple of occassions opened my eyes to the truth of the matter: I was not getting out of the friendship nearly as much as I was putting in. Not coming to my graduation being one, and comments from my family being another. It was like my second boyfriend all over again.

It's funny how one thing, one straw on the donkey's back, can cause an otherwise calm situation into a crumbling mess. But what else can you do? Carry on regardless?

I say call a spade a shovel and move on, for better or for worse. And next time get a really big thermometer to help.

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