Boiled Frog for Dinner
The Truth about Frogs
Have you heard the “Boiled Frogs for Dinner” story?
Put a frog in boiling water and he’ll immediately jump out.
Hey, man, it’s hot as Hades in there.
What are you trying to do, cook my goose?”
Put the same smart, able-to-act frog in a pot of cold water and slowly increase the heat,
and you’ll have boiled frog for dinner – guaranteed.
Fact – Slow incremental change is difficult to notice, easily overlooked.
Ignore the signs and signals and at some point you’ll wish you hadn’t,
for it will be too late to change course.
The Truth about Humanity
For thousands of years the heating of humanity has been heading towards the
too-late to-do-anything-about-it point of no return. Unwittingly, unknowingly,
self-destruction has long been our course. For most of this time we lacked the
science and historical perspective necessary for all but the most farseeing to discern
what was actually happening. For the past century…as is common when leading edge
thinkers propose to change our paradigms…denial and resistance has been our
(the world’s) consistent response.
We have now reached the “Tipping Point,” the crisis point that occurs in all
evolutionary cycles. That survive-and-thrive or disintegrate-and-die moment
when things could go either way. Just like frogs, we have not yet responded to the
ever-hotter caldron of suffering we have created for ourselves on a global scale.
Current crises were long-ago forecasted by ever increasing time numbers
of future oriented thinkers. Instead of questions and dialogue, exploration and
consideration, humanity has a long history of denigrating and deriding anyone who
doesn’t agree with what the majority prefers to believe.
How can we avoid sharing a fate similar to boiled frogs? Don’t be like the
famous scientist who once said, “No amount of proof will ever convince me to believe.”
Closed minds cannot discover better ways of doing things.
Keep These Truths in Mind
No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until
a great change takes place in … [our] modes of thought.
– J. S. Mill
All truth passes through three states. First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
The truth that sets men free is the truth they don’t want to hear.”
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