There is a saying that nothing in life is free even in Freetown.

A rat was placed in a jar filled with flakes. He got so happy to find so much food around him that he no longer feels the need to run for food, now he can live happily.

However, after several days of delight, the flakes reached the bottom of the jar. Suddenly he realized that he was trapped and could not get out. Now he must be completely dependent on someone to put seeds in the jar in order for him to survive. Now he has no choice but to eat whatever he is given.


Some lessons learned.

  1. Short-term pleasure can lead to long-term trap.

2. If everything comes easily and you feel comfortable, you might be getting stuck unknowingly to you and you might lose your independence.

3. When you don’t use your skills, you lose more than your skills. You lose CHOICE and FREEDOM as well.

4. Freedom is not easy to get, but it can be quickly lost. Nothing comes easily in life, and if does then maybe it is not worth it.

Don’t neglect your days of struggles, they could be your blessings in disguise.

Credit to Bitsu Eric.