When you put one crab in a bucket, it will claw its way out and foray into the wild and explore.
But when you put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, don’t bother covering it, you can travel and come back and you’ll meet all of them together.
This is so because the crabs’ spirit is such that it will not allow any of the other crabs to successfully climb out of that bucket. If any tries to, the others will bring out their hands/legs and pull to hinder such move. This is not because they want to go out, but simply to disallow any from escaping to a safe heaven.
As one crab attempts to escape the first time, others pull it back. If it attempts a second time, others may break its claws and render it incapacitated. So, not a single of the crabs can escape as they work against one another.
Every opportunity you have to push people up, do it and do it well, it doesn’t take anything from you, a candle looses nothing from lighting another candle, but some just cant stand another being lighted.
Stop trying everything to pull people down, its the crab spirit/mentality. Deal with it. The temptation may come to decline pushing others up for whatever reason or reasons, resist such and do your own for God as no act of kindness or otherwise done to others will go unrewarded.
Where you know a little support from you can take someone far, give it. No one has ever gone up by pulling another down. It doesn’t matter if they will give you the accolades or not, it equally doesn’t matter whether the recipient of your help can pay you back or not, just do what you know can help a dream come true.
Some cultures understand this very well, but some don’t and its working against them.
You may wish to take a break and look through your friends list, your family members or the people around you and ask – have i in anyway denied any of a little help? it may not necessarily be money at all times, it could be words of encouragement, it could be back tapping, it could be a piece of advise, it could be you sharing an idea that could help and it could be just a smile of understanding.
Lets deal with the crab spirit today.
Lets deal with those who try to bring it around us.
Our society stands to benefit more.
Let change begin with you.