Many years back a lonely lady decided to pet a python. She went to a pet store and brought a baby python home. She made all arrangements and updates in her house so that it is habitable for the pet. She was not lonely any more and was very happy.
Slowly the python started growing up. It needed a bigger cage. The amount of its daily food intake also increased significantly. She was consulting a vet and following his directions regularly to make sure it live a healthy life. She was still very happy.
Few more months went by. The python grew up even more. However, one particular week she noticed that it was not eating for last few days. She tried with different types of food, but nothing worked. She was sure that the python is sick, so she immediately took it to the vet.
After a thorough examination, the vet came back to the lady and said, the python is perfectly healthy, but you should try to get rid of it as soon as possible. It started its preparation to eat you!
All our bad habits are like the pet python. We initially enjoy the company of such habits and then eventually get eaten by them because we fail to recognize the abnormality in their behavior. Video games, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating, caring for other’s approvals, running someone else’s race, accumulation of things for social status are all examples of such habits. So, watch out!
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.