The elephant rope

طناب فیل
تهیه کننده: بهناز رحمانی مقدم
داستانی تکان دهنده در مورد قدرت ذهن در پذیرفتن محدودیت ها
در این داستان بار دیگر به قدرت ذهن پی می بریم. این داستان به زیبایی بیان می کند که محدودیت هایی که در ذهن ما به وجود می آید باعث می شود ما حرکت  و تلاش نکنیم. در بسیاری مواقع همانند این داستان محدودیت ها فقط در ذهن ما وجود دارند و در جهان بیرون از ذهن واقعیت ندارند.

 

The elephant rope (inspirational short stories)

 

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied: “When they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Moral of the story

No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.

Words, phrases, phrasal verbs, idioms, etc

Term

Meaning

معنی

Spot (verb)

see, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for

درنظر گرفتن، کشف کردن

Escape (verb)

break free from confinement or control

فرار کردن

Gaze upon (phrasal verb)

to look at (someone or something) steadily

زل زدن، خیره نگاه کردن

Curious (adjective)

eager to know or learn something

کنجکاو

Trainer (noun)

a person who trains people or animals

مربی

Reply (verb)

answer

پاسخ دادن

Tie (verb)

attach or fasten with string or similar cord

بستن

Condition (verb)

train or accustom to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances

شرطی کردن

Break away (phrasal verb)

escape from the control of a person, group, or practice

فرار کردن

جدا شدن (از یک گروه)

Break free

escape from imprisonment

آزاد شدن

Over time

gradually during a long period

به تدریج، با گذشت زمان

Adopt (verb)

choose to take up, follow, or use

پذیرفتن، قبول کردن

Moral (noun)

a lesson that can be derived from a story or experience

نکته اخلاقی

درس اخلاقی

No matter

regardless of

مهم نیست، علیرغم

Hold back (phrasal verb)

prevent or restrict the progress or development of someone or something

جلوگیری کردن، مانع شدن

Achieve (verb)

successfully bring about or reach

به دست آوردن

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