The Lizard Theory – Beautiful Way To Understand LIFE


The Lizard theory for self development By Global Head of Google Chrome

At a Party, a Lizard suddenly fell and sat on a lady. Out of fear the lady started screaming.

With a panic stricken face and trembling voice she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the lizard.

Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got frightened.

The lady finally managed to push the lizard away, but it landed on another lady in the group.

Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.

The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.

In the relay of throwing, the lizard next fell upon the waiter. The waiter did not move, composed himself and observed the behaviour of the lizard on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the hall.

Eating my dinner and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the lizard responsible for their histrionic behaviour?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed? He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.

It is not the lizard, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the lizard that disturbed the ladies.

I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it’s my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.

It’s not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.

More than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story:
We should not react in life.
We should always respond.

The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.

Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.

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11 Responses to The Lizard Theory – Beautiful Way To Understand LIFE

  1. Iftikhar Awan December 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM #

    Good one!

  2. Hussain September 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM #

    Good story……
    Can be used to inspire my kids….how to respond rather than react.

  3. Pirmohamed September 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM #

    subhanallah an eye opener

  4. kvkarunakaran September 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    a good story

  5. jaberawad August 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM #

    this article is pretty distrubing to me……. hahahhahaaaa

  6. osamaaa August 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM #

    great one….smart people do not blame them selves for what is out of their control they only response

  7. sharif123 August 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM #


  8. Farouk Kamal August 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM #

    A wonderful story that teaches
    how to handle any disturbance
    in a proper way and not get
    confused, no matter how serious
    the problem is.

  9. Amina (Bulgaria) August 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM #

    Masha´Allah! Good observation and conclusion.
    Completely true! Will use it in my work. Thanks!
    Wa Al salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
    Amina (muslim psychologist)

  10. SARAFAT August 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM #

    Wow, very beautiful story with a great lesson.