We are trained…
And it usually doesn’t make us stronger. In this painful video, we see a beautiful 15,000 pound wild animal being beaten by some small insignificant excuse of a man. The question I keep asking myself as I watch this is, “Why doesn’t the elephant fight back! He’s so much bigger and stronger. Please please just kick that guy. Once?”
As I sit peeking through the hand that is covering my eyes to watch this video, the motivational college speaker in me keeps coming back to the same thought. This is what happens to us.
“You don’t have high energy, you have ADHD.”
“You aren’t smart enough to achieve what you want.”
“You’re worthless, so just accept your crappy place in the world.”
“You don’t deserve to end up with someone great, so just settle.”
Basically, this elephant has been trained to have low self-esteem and because of that, she doesn’t realize what she is capable of. Rather, she just stands there helplessly while that jerk hits her arthritic leg with a rake.
Watch this video at your own risk… Then share your thoughts below in the comments section.
Written by Marc Wayshak, college speaker.