“As the man passed by the elephants, he stopped, confused because these huge creatures were caught with only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that elephants, at any moment, could come out of their bonds but for some reason, they did not come out.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why the animals had stopped and did not try to run away. ‘Okay,’ said the coach, ‘if they’re too young and too young we use a rope of the same size to tie them up and, in those years, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow older, they have a tendency to believe that they will never get divorced. They believe that the rope can still hold them, so they do not try to break it. ”
The man was amazed. These animals may be free at any time from their bonds but because they believed that they could not, they were stuck where they were. “