Did you know how people trap monkeys in certain countries in Asia? They keep a pot with a hole in and some peanuts inside. A monkey seeing the food inside slides his hand in and grabs hold of the peanuts. But now since his fist is clenched his hand has become too big to pull out of the pot. All the monkey has to do is to let go of the peanuts to run free. But he never does that but instead holds onto his peanuts till the hunters arrive and carry him to an uncertain doom.
This is something I have heard many times and most recently at a Sunday sermon. I thought it was quite similar to us humans where we keep clutching onto things without letting go which leads us to trouble in the end. Well I can relate to it quite well I must confess.