Are you a buzzard, a bat
or a bumblebee?
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6
feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird,
in spite of it's ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner.
The reason is that a buzzard always begins
a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet.
Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even
attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a
remark-ably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off
from a level place.
If it is placed on the floor or flat ground,
all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and,
no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight
elevation from which it can throw itself into the air.
Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open
tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken
It never sees the means of escape at the top,
but persists in trying to find some way out through
the sides near the bottom.
It will seek a way where none exists,
until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, there are lots of people
like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee.
They are struggling about with all their
problems and frustrations, not ever realizing that all
they have to do is look up.
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