“The threatening eyes of the crocodile shouldn’t prevent the thirsty frog from drinking from the pond,” states an African proverb. Sound counsel! The crocs in your life are those who seek to control you by instilling fear or hopelessness. They attempt to intimidate with their strength, wealth, know-how, age, or talent. They may employ violence, cruelty, or hurtful words. They can repress your thoughts or feelings; suppress your dreams or interests; manipulate you through shouts, criticisms, flattery, bribes, intrigues, or blackmail; humiliate you publicly, then blame you for their bad behavior or actions. Beware of the croc psychology! To let others control your life is to be like them—unfulfilled, miserable, lazy, and frankly stupid (see Proverbs 26:13-16).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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