The Crab Syndrome

Antuan Simmons
3
Free sample

A great book of poetry. It hits on all levels. Once you start reading it you will not want to put it down. Great storytelling, deep meaning, passion, emotional, prophetic, and wisdom. A book of poetry that you will not forget. Know and learn what the crab syndrome is all about?
What is the Crab Syndrome? The Crab Mentality-Describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.

1.This term is broadly associated with short-sighted, non-constructive thinking rather than a unified, long-term, constructive mentality. It is also often used colloqially in reference to individuals or communities attempting to "escape" a so-called "underprivileged life", but kept from doing so by those others of the same community or nation attempting to ride upon their coat-tails.

2. An abnormal, dysfunctional, retardation, disorder, that a community does not help or support, or give assistance to someone of their own community, who is trying to strive. To purposely hinder ones ability to succeed.

3. Referring to a community, or group of people, resembling crabs in a bucket. That when one tries to leave, the other crabs pull them back down. That if a person tries to excel in life their community does not help them, and prevents them from excelling or leaving the neighborhood or community. Describes a way of thinking, best describes by the phrase, “If I can’t have it neither can you!”

Wikipedia Definition-Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket, describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead, they grab at each other in a useless "king of the hill" competition (or sabotage) which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. The analogy in human behavior is that of a group that will attempt to "pull down" ( negate or diminish the importance of) any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, conspiracy or competitive feelings. 

If you are looking for great poetry this is the book.
Read more

About the author

Antuan Rene' Simmons (1974- ) has written three books of poetry, "The Phoenix's Dying Light", "The Crab Syndrome" and "The Mustard Seed". He also has a poetry CD called "AntuanLive" which is a live recording performance at Hastings Books and Music. His poetry has been featured in several magazines, and publications. He is also the owner of the Black History Video blog, 'Black History Films', www.blackhistoryfilms.com, and you can download the app, by searching "Black History Films" on Google Play.He also owns the online radio station Jazz N Neo Soul, www.jazznneosoul.com, you can also find that app  on Google Playalso. You can know more about Antuan Rene' Simmons on his poetry website Poet Antuan, www.poetantuan.com

Read more
5.0
3 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Antuan Simmons
Read more
Published on
Dec 17, 2014
Read more
Pages
192
Read more
Read more
Best For
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
 “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” Matthew 13:31–2

There has always been a few who believed in the magic of their imagination, and the faith to make them come true. The inventors, believers, and visionaries manifested the future in their minds, before it came into being. They mentally envisioned the microwave, light bulb, airplane, refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia. Without their faith we would still be driving the horse and carriage. Faith carries our ingenuity beyond our wildest dreams, by simply saying to oneself, “I can do this,” and believing in your heart that you can. All these inventions, the light bulb ,refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia, all became great to mankind, but they all started with a thought as small as the mustard seed. They planted, sowed, grew it, and those mustard seeds changed the human race forever. All it took was the faith of a mustard seed. 

 “The Mustard Seed” is a great book of inspiration. It has stories of wisdom and a love for life. You will read it, and get a greater positive perspective on the world. It tells about prayer, meditation, spirituality, and how we should count our everyday blessings. Once you read the “The Mustard Seed” you will grow wiser, enlightened, and appreciative. The book speaks on how to handle failure, how life is a gift, the importance of prayer, and how we should cherish life. The book is good if you are depressed, and if your heart needs filled with hope. A great gift book to pass on to a friend who is seeking spiritual comfort. Read, and learn, what having the “faith of a mustard” seed all is about. “The Mustard Seed” is your light in darkness.

 

 “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” Matthew 13:31–2

There has always been a few who believed in the magic of their imagination, and the faith to make them come true. The inventors, believers, and visionaries manifested the future in their minds, before it came into being. They mentally envisioned the microwave, light bulb, airplane, refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia. Without their faith we would still be driving the horse and carriage. Faith carries our ingenuity beyond our wildest dreams, by simply saying to oneself, “I can do this,” and believing in your heart that you can. All these inventions, the light bulb ,refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia, all became great to mankind, but they all started with a thought as small as the mustard seed. They planted, sowed, grew it, and those mustard seeds changed the human race forever. All it took was the faith of a mustard seed. 

 “The Mustard Seed” is a great book of inspiration. It has stories of wisdom and a love for life. You will read it, and get a greater positive perspective on the world. It tells about prayer, meditation, spirituality, and how we should count our everyday blessings. Once you read the “The Mustard Seed” you will grow wiser, enlightened, and appreciative. The book speaks on how to handle failure, how life is a gift, the importance of prayer, and how we should cherish life. The book is good if you are depressed, and if your heart needs filled with hope. A great gift book to pass on to a friend who is seeking spiritual comfort. Read, and learn, what having the “faith of a mustard” seed all is about. “The Mustard Seed” is your light in darkness.

 

©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.