monkey business

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There are four monkeys in a cage. One day the zoo-keeper keeps his bananas somewhere near the cage. One of the monkeys sees the bananas and eats them. When the zoo-keeper found his bananas eaten, he beat all the monkeys.

The next day the zoo-keeper keeps more bananas in the same place and another monkey notices them and eats the juicy bananas. As you can guess the zoo-keeper was incensed to find his bananas eaten and so he beat all the monkeys. How else can you reason with those naughty creatures!

Having taught those monkeys their lesson, the zoo-keeper keeps his bananas in the same place again. One of the four monkeys sees the bananas and eats them. Some reasoning power these monkeys had! Of course the zoo-keeper beat all of them. I think it was a through  beating this time because the monkeys finally got it. When the zoo-keeper placed his bananas in that same place the following day, not a banana was touched!

What exactly happened is, one of the monkeys saw the bananas and went to make a snack of them. Before the naughty monkey got to the juicy bananas, his pals pulled him away and beat him up. The stupid mokey did not understand this and when he tried to eat the bananas again, his pals pulled him away and beat him up so bad he gets nightmares whenever he sees a banana. Poor guy.

Eventually all the monkeys learnt not to eat the zoo-keepers bananas. One day the zoo-keeper brought in a new monkey and took one of the monkeys away. The new monkey immediately saw the juicy bananas and decided to help himself. He probably thought it was a welcome present. Just before he got hold of a juicy banana, the welcoming committee pulled him away and beat him up. Maybe it was a challenge for new comers. You know just a bit of bullying- like the way they welcome you in high school in first form. So the guy went ahead and tried to get the bananas but….I am so sure no one had ever beaten him that way. And so the new monkey decided to stay away from those evil bananas.

After a while another new monkey came into the cage and another monkey from the first group had to go away. The new monkey went through the welcoming ritual and he decided to also stay away from the bananas that got him beat up so bad.

Days came and days went and one day all the four monkeys in the cage were all newcomers. They never touched the zoo-keepers bananas and they never asked their fellow monkeys why the bananas were not eaten.

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Ask questions people it helps you understand why things are the way they are.

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