Thursday, March 10, 2011

Never Tease a Caged Tiger

Greetings Happy People,

Have you ever teased a caged tiger?

For many of us that have at least half a brain, we know that it is not a smart idea. Yet there are people that do it. Whether it is by poking it with a stick, yanking its tail, or kicking it constantly, these people are taking huge risks in teasing this caged animal.

To get a better understanding about this, let’s go inside the mind of a tiger. Imagine the tiger roaming freely in the jungles of Southeast Asia. This four-legged animal is minding his own business as he hunts for the occasional boar, bathe in ponds, or travel in streaks. Everything is going pretty well until the massive feline is hit with a tiny tranquilizer dart. The next thing this kitty knows is that he wakes up in a cage feeling very unhappy. To make matters worse, some “genius” decides to taunt this animal.

With constant teasing, the tiger will soon feel frustrated and either grab the provoker or bust out of his cage and attack. Once this happens, the tormenter will realize that messing with this ferocious beast is not a good idea.

As for the tiger, this animal has a choice on how to react once it breaks free. The animal can either make tracks to become a better beast or remain bitter, hostile, and mean.

Throughout history, this behavior can not only be seen in these four-legged felines, but also in humans too. Dictators, monarchs, and other authoritative figures oppressed their own people to the point where enough was enough. From this, you have revolutions, uprisings, and other rebellious actions.

In order to cement this logic, I have the following examples.

The first example happened two hundred and thirty five years ago. A group of people were taunted, teased, and tormented by an oppressive force that came from across an ocean. With no real representation, these people were taxed beyond belief. After a certain amount of time, they revolted against their oppressors and became their own nation. Judging by the outcome, this nation grew and became one of the best places to live on Earth.

The second example happened fifty two years ago. A group of people lived on an island where they were getting sick and tired of their tormented oppressor. They decided to have a revolt against their oppressor only to have another dictator take control of the island. For many years, people either lived in that oppressive state or left the island by boat, plane, or any other fashion.

The two examples are different ideas on how tigers can reacts against their tormentors. It does not matter if these tigers are located in Europe, Asia, Africa, or the Americas. They have certain limits on how much they are willing to take. Sooner or later, enough will be enough. From our own history to what is happening today, these people are making their statements. Where it will go, I can only hope that it is for the better.

As for the individuals, we have many choices for ourselves. If we see ourselves as the tormented tigers, we have choices on how we can deal with our situations. We can let the tormenters kick us down and step on us or we can stand up and say that we are not going to take it anymore. No matter what choice we make, the person doing the harassing will realize that it is not a good idea to tease a caged tiger.

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

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