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Snake Eats Alligator Puts A New Perspective On Consumerism

I am currently reading a book called Livin’ the Moment by David Romanelli. It’s not a book about finance.  It’s a book filled with short insightful stories about life.  I had to share this one short excerpt.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

“If you search on the Internet “snake eats alligator” you will see a very real image of a dead thirteen-foot python found in the Florida Everglades with a six-foot alligator’s tail protruding from its stomach.  The snake bit off more than it could chew. Part of the problem lies in the fact that pythons are non-native to the Everglades and some of these pet pythons escape or are abandoned and lost in a foreign habitat. Without instinctual knowledge of an alligator the python doesn’t know that it cannot digest something so large without splitting wide-open.

This is a problem many humans experience.  Someone may find herself straying from her most comfortable path through life from time to time.  Then she starts desiring things that she’s programmed to desire, things that aren’t absolutely necessary to her sense of fulfillment.  Whether it’s a $1,000 handbag or a $500 cell phone, there are countless people around the country whose lives were split open like a python because they attempted to consume something they had no business consuming.”

For more on this story, please visit About.com

Posted on: June 26, 2010