Rethinking the elephant rope story

Rope a little elephant to a fence post. Let him learn that he cannot get away. When he is big the same rope will be enough to keep him there. Or so goes the story…

But maybe…

Elephants know full well that this rope means nothing.

Elephants are simply quite happy living within their boundaries.

Elephants are mature enough to recognize that not every boundary needs to be tested.

Accepting boundaries is often not a sign of weakness, but of maturity.