Crabs in a
Growing up on the Georgia coast, I have always
loved to catch, cook and eat blue crabs.
I recall wondering as a child why you
didn't need a lid or top on a crab basket.
I quickly learned that if a crab tried
to escape other crabs would grab it and pull it back in.
Sadly many people are like
If they see someone trying to better
themselves or climb their way out of a situation; they try and pull that person
down. This clearly is a metaphor since it is usually verbal and mental rather
It is a negative and jealous way
of thinking "if I can't have it, neither can you.
I have often have seen the same thing even with kids in
Instead of holding the hard working students in awe for their dedication
and learning, many times other students ridicule and make fun of
Sadly this more often occurs in the worst of situations; often when the
kids are in a tough home environments and bad lifestyle who would probably
benefit the most from learning and improving their life
This human behavior when people (both kids and adults) attack and
criticize and minimize the importance of anyone who achieves success beyond
others, rises out of envy, spite, jealousy, or competitive feelings, is contrary to
Its insane how people (cut off their nose to spite their
I see this same behavior in politics when people vote against their own
self interest and often vote over one or two issues that are not even controlled
by the political office. One example is a choice say of a Council person or
Mayor who is only 1 of 9 votes and has no direct control over the
My conclusion on this, get the "Crabs" out of your life, surround
yourself with caring people who support and encourage you.
You can still be related and even love the crabs, (you don't have to
throw them back in the river) just don't let them in your daily
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!!Howard Spiva
A Proud supporter of
The Justice for Children
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