One time a man was walking along the beach and say
another man fishing in the surf with a bait bucket beside him. As he drew
closer, he saw that the bait bucket had no lid and had live crabs inside. ”Why
don’t you cover your bait bucket so the crabs won’t escape?”, he said. ”You
don’t understand.”, the man replied, ”If there is one crab in the
bucket it would surely crawl out very quickly. However, when there are many
crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of
it and pull it back down so that it will share the same fate as the rest of

So it is with people. If one tries to do something
different, get better grades, improve herself, escape her environment, or dream
big dreams, other people will try to drag her back down to share their fate.

Moral of the story: Ignore the crabs. Charge ahead and
do what is right for you. It may not be easy and you may not succeed as much as
you like, but you will NEVER share the same fate as those never try.