I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.



Thursday, March 15, 2007

(J) 8 monkeys



This is based on an actual experiment conducted in
U.K.)

*They put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of
the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas
hanging from a hook on the ceiling.*

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*Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the
monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them
miserable.*

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*Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the
ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be
sprayed, set upon him and beat him up. Soon, none of
the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.*

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*One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a
new monkey is put in the room. Seeing the bananas and
the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys
are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he immediately
begins to climb the ladder.*

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*All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him
silly. He has no idea why. However, he no longer
attempts to climb the ladder.*

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*A second original monkey is removed and replaced. The
newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all
the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him. This
includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that
he's not on the receiving end this time, participates
in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing
it. However, he has no idea why he's attacking the new
monkey.*

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*One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced.
Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them
have ever been sprayed by ice water. None of them
attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will
enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries,
without having any idea why.*

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*This is how any company's policies get Established

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