That Bunch Of Bananas

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4 comments
In this experiment they put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling.

Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable.

Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat him up.

Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are doing the obvious,
but, undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder.

All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly. He has no idea why. However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.

A second original monkey is removed and replaced.

The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys beat him up.

This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he's not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing it.

However, he has no idea why he's attacking the new monkey.

One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced, eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water. None of them attempt to climb the ladder.

All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why.


-Author Unknown-

4 comments to That Bunch Of Bananas

  1. says:

    achibong You can put in a thousand new monkeys of the same species in the room, none will still able to get the banana.

    Put in 30% monkeys from a different species, and all the monkeys will get more than just bananas.

  1. says:

    pak yeh Its conditioning not to use the brain.
    Priests,Rabbi,Monks and Ulamas, politicians, also do these things to their people.
    Only those who debate it using their mind are able to find truth.Its this mental truth that sets you free and not dogmas that dont make sense.
    Quran 39:1 "Listen to all views. Choose the best. These are the guided,the intelligent."

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear achibong

    Wow! Thank you so much for such a realistic and practical comment. Great to hear from you. Take care and do keep in touch.

    Have a nice day!


  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Pak Yeh

    Thank you for such a deep and profound response! Frankly, what you have shared is so true!

    Thank you also for sharing the spiritual perspective of this post.

    As always, it is lovely to hear from you again. Take care and do keep in touch!


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