Thursday, September 6, 2012

Daily Inspiration: What is Crab Mentality?

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. 

When we talk about human behavior, we often encounter people who try to pull down others who are more successful than them. These are the crab people who don’t want anyone to rise above them, so they will try to drag down anyone who steps higher than them.

I’m sure many of us have experienced how crab people work. My husband is always a victim of them. He is a very kind person who doesn’t fight back. I seldom see him angry, and that’s why some people take advantage of his kindness. I told him, “If you can’t fight back and just let them do this to you over and over, where are you going?” He said, “I don’t fear them. Yes, they can try to pull me down, but God is up there to hold my hand and He is in front of me 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 arguing with God and His power.

If you happen to be pulled by 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.
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