Industrialist Anand Mahindra often entertains his subscribers by posting viral photos or videos. He did it again. The chairman of the Mahindra group tweeted a funny video, but there is more to it than humor. He added more meaning to the video by dropping a life lesson in his caption. The video, initially shared by a user named Clayton Cubitt, shows a dog standing in front of a wooden door frame. The glass in the door frame has been removed, but the dog believes the obstruction in the glass is intact.
While his owner calls him out, the dog does not jump through the frame but waits for the door to open. To this end, he also continues to knock on the door, not realizing that he is free to go out. The owners can be heard laughing at the dog’s behavior.
For Mr. Mahindra, the video explained the importance of not falling into the rut. He shared the video while adding a business tip: “There is no better way to illustrate our addiction to the habit… The most valuable skill in business today is how to release, ”he wrote.
There is no better way to illustrate our addiction to the habit… The most valuable skill in business today is how to break free… https://t.co/HQ7cmgxtyp
– anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 12 October 2021
Many Twitter users agreed with Mr. Mahindra’s position. One user admitted that the video was funny, but reflected the workings of human minds. “While this is shown by a dog’s habits, it also shows our state of mind,” the user wrote.
Old habits are very stubborn and don’t go away overnight. While this is shown by a dog’s habits, it also shows our state of mind.
– Santosh Kumar ???????? (@Skmurari) 12 October 2021
One user wrote: “Habit conditions your mind. Focus on your business to improve results. I would like to see someone show me a habit similar to mine.
Indeed, it is. Habit conditions your mind. Focus on your business to improve the bottom line.
I would like to see someone show me a habit similar to mine.
This is why we need “Guru” or “Mentor”
– No- “meaning” (@develop_sim) 12 October 2021
Another user noted that this was true not only in business but in various walks of life. “Change and adapting to change is the quality that has made humans evolve,” they wrote. They added: “The future belongs to those who will not be locked in by limitations.”
Not just in business in all walks of life
Student, housewife, professional
Change and adaptation to change is the quality that has made humans evolve
The future belongs to those who will not be locked in by limitations
There are 100 excuses for failure but a reason for success
– Rajat Goel (@rajat_goel) 12 October 2021
One user discovered that the dog’s behavior in the video represented Ivan Pavlov’s experiments and Pavlov’s classic conditioning theory. Ivan Pavlov was a renowned Russian physiologist who experimented with conditioned behavior in dogs among other experiments.
Pavlov’s conditioning theory
– Sony Thadani (@SonyThadani) 12 October 2021
Mr. Anand Mahindra’s tweet didn’t just spark serious discussion about the human mind and the role of conditioning in our adaptation. But the tweet also drew witty comments. One user compared the dog’s behavior to humans’ tendency to scan any lighted screen, even if it is not a touchscreen phone. Here’s what they tweeted:
Very true … like the way we keep swiping over any lighted screen in front of us … even if it’s not a “touch screen” ????
– Dr Charuhas (@ charuhasmujumd1) 12 October 2021
Indeed, the tweet shows how delicately the human mind can behave through habitual conditioning.
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