During a Brutal Study at Harvard in the 1950s….

During a Brutal Study at Harvard in the 1950s….

During a Brutal Study at Harvard in the 1950s….

Facebook Post By Geoff Barker

During a BRUTAL study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water.

On average they’d give up and sink after 15 minutes.

But right before they gave up due to exhaustion, the researchers would pluck them out, dry them off, let them rest for a few minutes – and put them back in for a second round.

In this second try – how long do you think they lasted?

Remember – they had just swam until failure only a few short minutes ago…

How long do you think?

Another 15 minutes?

10 minutes?
5 minutes?
60 hours!

That’s not an error.

That’s right! 60 hours of swimming.

The conclusion drawn was that since the rats BELIEVED that they would eventually be rescued, they could push their bodies way past what they previously thought impossible.

I will leave you with this thought:

If hope can cause exhausted rats to swim for that long, what could hope do in you?

Hope is so much more than naive belief. It is the power source of a full life.

If you look beyond your own strength and understanding THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE………ALWAYS……USE IT.

NOTE: No mice were harmed in the posting of this message

Here’s what others had to say:

Tony Forrow
Wonder how they would have gone if they had COVID-19??
Let’s pull a ventilator out of a human for 5 min and see what happens

Stephan Lattouf
Nice Geoff, miss you guys, hope all is well.

Lane Romero-Reiss
I hope we end up working together, Geoff.

Carl Huybers
We hope to get out of lockdowns here in Melbourne. 200 days of lockdowns.
Protests in Melbourne today!
Its time the Covid nonsense stopoed

Carl Huybers
Shooting toward the crowd with rubber pellets

Barbara Birch
Yes I remember this experiment

Susie Foletta
Thanks for that bit of truth.

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