If you put a frog into a very hot, near boiling water, it will jump out immediately. It may get scalded, but it will still survive and live on. However, if you put a frog into a pot of cold water, and very, very slowly heat up the pot, the frog will not jump up. It will instead swim comfortably in the water, enjoying the increasing warm water, not realising that the end is near.
When it realises that the water is getting too hot, it cannot jump out anymore because it is already half-cooked. Ultimately, of course, the frog dies, not knowing why it had to be so in an environment which was so comfortable initially.
In many instances, we humans are like that frog in the pot.
With global warming, we do not care until the 'pot' (in this case, our planet ) we live in gets too hot. It will be too late when we realise the danger.
In our country, our economy, too, is like the frog in the pot. We do not want to adopt competitive policies because all of us are living in a very comfortable environment. When the economy really gets marginalised and we are left at the bottom of the ladder, again it will be a case of us realising too late.
Many of our political leaders are also like that frog in the pot. They do not object to misdeeds, abuses and corruption so when the country finds itself enveloped in a corrupt culture, it will again be a case of being too late. It will take many generations to correct what could have been corrected fairly easily at the very beginning.
Many of us are also like that frog. We are apathetic to the changes around us. We carry on our life as if nothing will change it. We are not bothered by bad politics, we are not bothered by corruption, we are not bothered about the threats of globalisation.
We don't bother to register to vote, we don't bother to speak out, we don't bother to learn new things. All this until one day we find that we are so far behind others, and it is too late.
Hopefully, this anecdote of the frog can help some of us see the light. We must act before the pot gets too hot.