> >I agree that life is much more enjoyable when you actually
> social life instead of looking at it, enclosed in a moving jar. ....
> Superbe metaphore.
> It reminds of that classic experiment showing the behavior of
> fleas in a
> jar. After awhile, they grow so accustomed to the confines of their
> little cages, that when you open the lid, they won't jump out.... They
> remain convinced that inside the jar is the only place to be.
I occasionnally catch a flea in a jar, and if I leave it in a certain time
it feels stiff (body muscles stiff), and has difficulties to fly. Eventually
it will die because of that if I leave it in for too long (even with holes
Imagine a certain amount of fleas which are caught in a jar everytime it
wants to move, and someone asks it where it wants to go and the person
moves the jar and opens it at destination. The rest of fleas freely fly from
leave to flower, from flower to rock, from rock to tree branch... Bet which
category of fleas has the best flying skills and will live longer.
Finally we see that fleas ought to use their wings to move, and humans ought
to use their legs for walking.
PS: It has already been said on this group that Americans average is
overweight. We know the reason of this problem, and we are there to correct