The Boiling Frog Experiment – Important Lesson !

4585127996_d8ca69058a_bIf you put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps on adjusting with increase in temperature. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore. At that point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump, but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.

What killed the frog?

Many of us would say the boiling water, but the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.


We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront/face. There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action. If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so. We have to decide when to jump.

Let us jump while we still have the strength. Do not Procrastinate ! Give it a thought !

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9 Responses to The Boiling Frog Experiment – Important Lesson !

  1. kvkarunakaran January 17, 2015 at 6:12 PM #


  2. Osama January 12, 2015 at 2:59 PM #

    If we take the frog to mean Muslims in this story I am not exactly sure what Muslims are meant to do. Is it that having adjusted long enough to hostile situations it would be unwise to carry on adjusting and Muslims must now contemplate fleeing for their lives before its too late and if so where to ?.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ January 14, 2015 at 11:22 PM #

      Well, yes it applies to Muslims in present times. Solution is plain and clear, but people do not want to even think about it.
      Allahu Aalam 🙂

  3. Syed AM January 10, 2015 at 10:04 PM #

    Dear Sara, Thanks
    Yes.. it’s very true and lesson oriented.

  4. qaisar January 6, 2015 at 12:44 PM #

    yes true for the muslims who are suffering all over the globe….!!! …. .. !!!

  5. Zameer January 5, 2015 at 3:51 AM #

    Applicable to Muslims around the world for their situation today….Frogs of the same well !

  6. sharif123 January 4, 2015 at 11:08 PM #

    very much true

    • Syed AM January 10, 2015 at 10:08 PM #

      Hi, Sharif123
      you language sounds me of a known person…

      Well, if you don’t mind me asking….May I know your Full name, and Birth place?