April 23, 2004

Buzzards, Bats, and Bumblebees...

Buzzards, Bats, Bumblebees and People
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely
open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an
absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight
from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as
its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.
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The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble
in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the
floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no
doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it
can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it !! takes off like a
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A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it
dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the
top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near
the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely
destroys itself.
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In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat, and
bumblebee. They are struggling about with all their problems and
frustrations, not ever realizing that the answer is right there "Above"
~~ Author Unknown ~~

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