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If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet
and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of
its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner The
reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight
from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without
space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt
to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small
jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a
remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot
take off from a level place. If it is placed on the
floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about
helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches
some slight elevation from which it can throw
itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like
a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will
be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never
sees the means of escape at the top, but persists
in trying to find some way out through the sides
near the bottom. It will seek a way where none
exists, until it completely destroys itself.


In many ways, there are lots of people like the
buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. They are
struggling about with all their problems and
frustrations, not ever realizing that all they have
to do is look up.