Have you ever heard the phrase ‘crabs in a bucket’?
It It describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase “if I can’t have
it, neither can you.”
Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead,
they grab at each other in a useless “king of the hill” competition which
prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise.
The analogy in human behavior is that members of a group will attempt
to “pull down” (negate or diminish the importance of) any member who
achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, conspiracy or competitive feelings.
Well I don't say this just out of randomness.
I send you this because I see it a lot in what I do.
Someone comes to me for either personal training or group training… starts to
feel good and look better.
I then talk to them about their social surroundings and if they
have support and fairly often will people say there friends just say things
like 'you're obsessed, or it's only 1 drink, you're boring.
These are crabs just trying to keep you in the bucket because they're
jealous of you doing better than them.
Do you have crabs in your life?
Just something to think about.