In an experiment, two monkeys who performed the same task were rewarded unequally. One was rewarded with a slice of cucumber and the other was given a grape.
The results are predictable, but the video I link to below is an amazing visual representation of our response to a world that is not equal.
The Positive Pragmatist philosophy that I use as my framework for the world does not believe the world is equal. It is a basic requirement of the game to understand that rule number 1 is: the world is not fair.
Kicking and screaming accomplishes pretty much nothing in the long-term. Constant growth, action, and humility compounds over time.
The path to success, however, will be littered by the kicking, screaming, and protesting of those that feel they have a raw deal.
Looking at the world from a different perspective is one of the great abilities that differentiates us from a Capuchin Monkey. We can choose to see that a piece of cucumber is a perfectly acceptable piece of food. Eating too many grapes will make you fat and unhealthy. Having too much of a good thing is not guaranteed to make you happy.
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