Daily Inspiration: What is Crab Mentality?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Good day everyone! Is Mr. Sun already up there?

Today our Daily Inspiration will be a little different because we will not having inspirational quote this time. But I just want to talk about this thing called crab mentality.

So, what is crab mentality? According to Wikipedia, crab mentality describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one would try to escape from inside but is being pulled by another assuring no one can escape. 

If we talk about human behavior, it is that thinking of a person who try to pull down other people who are successful over him. Crab people don't want any people going higher than him so he will try to pull anyone who steps higher than him.

I know everyone of us got a taste of how crab people works. My husband is always a victim of them. Because he is a very kind person who doesn't fight back. I seldom see him angry that's why some people took advantage over his kindness. I told him if you can't fight back and just let them do it to you over and over, where are you going? Then he said, "I never fear them. Yes, they can try to pull me down but God He is up there to hold my hands and He is in my front to catch me if I fall. God is always with me." With that strong faith, how can I ever argue with him? It is like I am arguing with God and His power.

If you happen to be pulled by a crab people just keep your trust in God. Because He sees what we can't see, He hears what we can't hear and He feels what we can't feel.

Happy Thursday!