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The Boiling Frog Anecdote

I read this anecdote recently online and it hit home and has stayed with me the past couple of days. So I created this very quick quote graphic so that I can keep it for future reference as I think it’s quite a powerful metaphor albeit a dark one.

The boiling frog is an anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is put in cold water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of threats that rise gradually.