Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Boiling Frogs

To my surprise the boys were not familiar with the boiling frog phenomenon: drop a frog in boiling water and it will immediately jump away and save itself. But put it in cold water and heat the water gradually and the frog will boil to death. So, if you want to boil a live frog, heat the water gradually (or make sure the pan has a lid). At a "personal" level, beware of situations that deteriorate gradually. Every little bit might not justify a reaction, but before long you might boil to death - at least metaphorically...

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