You know the story of the baby elephant?
One day a mummy circus elephant has a baby, and the moment it's suckled it has a metal chain clamped to one of it's feet, and the other end is bolted to a metal stake in the ground to stop it running off.
The baby elephant grows up and is unable to escape.
What it doesn't realise is that as it grows bigger it also gets stronger, so by the time it's an adult it could easily break the chain and run off to freedom. But by now, it's stopped even trying, and so it's trapped.
It's been conditioned...
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