Why do you believe what you believe?…

What can we learn from monkeys? What have you learned so far?


5 Monkeys in a room. A banana on top of a ladder.

1 monkey climbs the ladder to retrieve the banana and the other’s are squirted with water.
Another climbs and the other’s, again, are squirted. And another, and more squirting.
Monkeys aren’t silly! They soon work out that when one climbs?… the others get squirted.

The 5th monkey climbs and the others drag him down!


Behavioural change!! Uh Oh!

A monkey is removed and replaced with a new one. One not experienced in getting squirted.
He climbs and is dragged down by the other 5. He tries again and is dragged down, until, after a period time, he makes no further attempt.
Behavioural change! Again!
Another is replaced and the procedure repeated until all 5 original monkeys have been replaced.

There are, now, no Monkeys in the room that have been penalised by being squirted with water for the offence of another attempting to get the banana.

An 11th Monkey (3rd generation) is introduced. Yep! You guessed it! He’s dragged down by the 5 monkeys who have no clue why they’re doin’ it!?!?

“It’s just the way we’ve always done it”!
“It’s what’s “normal”!
“It’s our culture”!
“Our behaviour is what was handed down to us through the generations”!
“We’re just doing what we’re told”!
“But everyones doin’ it”!
“If I don’t do it I’ll be different”!?!? “Or be dragged off the ladder”!


What have you learned?.. or, more to the point, what have you been conditioned to believe by the circumstances you chose to put yourself in and the people you listened to and surrounded yourself with? and that approved and rewarded you?

142 comments on “Why do you believe what you believe?…

  1. Pingback: reglan 10mg
  2. Pingback: methotrexate buy
  3. Pingback: neurontin 800mg
  4. Pingback: cheap zetia 10 mg
  5. Pingback: buy etodolac 2023
  6. Pingback: inderal 80mg
  7. Pingback: lamictal 2023
  8. Pingback: trileptal prices
  9. Pingback: exelon buy nrg
  10. Pingback: buy risperdal
  11. Pingback: buy benadryl store
  12. Pingback: where to buy zocor
  13. Pingback: prednisone 10mg
  14. Pingback: cheap fosamax
  15. Pingback: amantadine generic
  16. Pingback: requip xl discount
  17. Pingback: buy bentyl
  18. Pingback: synthroid prices
  19. Pingback: buy compazine 2023
  20. Pingback: generic lipitor
  21. Pingback: buy elavil uk
  22. Pingback: furosemide 100mg
  23. Pingback: doxazosin online
  24. Pingback: coumadin generic
  25. Pingback: baby zantac buy
  26. Pingback: buy zofran cheap
  27. Pingback: metoprolol online
  28. Pingback: buy tamoxifen
  29. Pingback: omnicef 2023
  30. Pingback: ibuprofen generic
  31. Pingback: claritin 10mg
  32. Pingback: buy robaxin dogs
  33. Pingback: prazosin online
  34. Pingback: divalproex 2023
  35. Pingback: tizanidine buy
  36. Pingback: how to buy lasix
  37. Pingback: pyridium generic
  38. Pingback: how to buy imitrex
  39. Pingback: prednisolone 2023
  40. Pingback: amlodipine online
  41. Pingback: zyprexa generic
  42. Pingback: buspar 10mg
  43. Pingback: buy toradol
  44. Pingback: sitagliptin online
  45. Pingback: dramamine 50mg
  46. Pingback: carbamazepine 2023
  47. Pingback: buy cheap aricept
  48. Pingback: haldol 2023
  49. Pingback: lisinopril online
  50. Pingback: buy provera online
  51. Pingback: allopurinol cheap
  52. Pingback: fluoxetine generic
  53. Pingback: lisinopril online
  54. Pingback: prednisone 10mg
  55. Pingback: metformin prices
  56. Pingback: promethazine 25mg
  57. Pingback: buy norvasc canada
  58. Pingback: buy nexium uk
  59. Pingback: crestor buy uk
  60. Pingback: buy topamax mexico
  61. Pingback: januvia prices

Comments are closed.