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Psychology 101

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-03-2014


Excuse the crazy print….but good story line….
Psychology 101               –
If you               start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage,               hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of               stairs under the banana, before long a               monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the               banana. As soon as he               touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold               water. After a while               another monkey makes an attempt with same result …. all the               other monkeys are               sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries               to climb               the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent               it. Now, put the               cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and               replace it with a new one. The new               monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the               stairs. To his shock,               all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of               him. After another               attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries               to climb the stairs he will be assaulted. Next, remove               another of the original five monkeys,               replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and               is attacked. The previous newcomer takes               part in the punishment…… with               enthusiasm, because he is               now part of the “team”.Then, replace a third original               monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then               the fifth.
Every time the newest monkey takes to               the stairs, he is attacked. Now, the               monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not               permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are               participating in the beating of the newest               monkey. Finally, having replaced all of               the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever               been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless,               not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the               banana. Why, you ask?               Because in their minds…that is the way it has always               been!
This, my friends, is how Congress               operates… and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED               AT THE SAME               TIME.

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