Of Crabs and Buckets

There is an old saying that the worst thing a crab can do is crawl out of the bucket. This article at HikeandSeek.com explains it in more detail and claims that the saying is a great metaphor for human group dynamics.

This week I learned that crawling out of the bucket is not the worst thing a crab can do. In my experience, the worst thing a crab can do, is not crawl back into the bucket when the opportunity presents itself and all the other crabs are assuring you that all will be forgiven.

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