I really enjoy little stories/fables/etc. So I’m going to start posting the ones I come across. And I might re-post a few of my old ones as well. So that they are on their own and not coupled into a rant or whatever else.
Put five apes in a cage and in the middle of a cage, place a set of steps. At the top of the steps hang a banana. When the first ape starts up the steps, shoot all five apes with ice cold water from a fire hose for five minutes. When the next ape starts up the steps, do it again. That’s all you’ll need from the fire hose.
When the third time an ape starts up the steps, just wait. The other apes will beat the hell out of the ape. Now, replace one of the apes. He’ll start up the steps. Wait, and the other apes will beat the hell out of him. Repeat the process, one by one, until you have five ‘new’ apes in the cage. They’ll never let one of the apes up the steps. And if you were to ask why, the answer would be simple:
Because that’s the way it’s always been done.