What are some inspirational short stories that can change a person’s life?

Answer by Hardik Kotadia on Quora :
What are some inspirational short stories that can change a person’s life?

  • A group of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on the top.
  • Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water.
  • After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the others beat up the one on the ladder
  • After some time, no monkey dare to go up the ladder regardless of the temptation.
  • Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The 1st thing this new monkey did was to go up the ladder. Immediately the other monkeys beat him up.
  • After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even though he never knew why.
  • A 2nd monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The 1st monkey participated on the beating for the 2nd monkey. A 3rd monkey was changed and the same was repeated. The 4th was substituted and the beating was repeated and finally the 5th monkey was replaced.
  • What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder … I bet you the answer would be … “I don’t know — that’s how things are done around here”

Sounds familiar?

What are some inspirational short stories that can change a person’s life?

Ever Heard of a Building that can Melt A Jaguar Car ?

Answered by Vincen Mathai on what are some infamous architectural blunders?

The ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building in London’s financial district has the infamous reputation of being able to melt parts of cars that are parked nearby. The curve-shaped ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building has now been dubbed ‘Walkie-Scorchie’ after it caused £950 of damage to a high-spec Jaguar parked nearby.

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An American businessman & a Mexican

An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while. The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs.

The American then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time?

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An American businessman & a Mexican