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Crabs in the bucket 3 months 3 days ago #1

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I've always wondered about the crabs in the bucket saying that implies that the crabs hinder their own survival through their 'selfishness'. Is there any truth to this in reality?

Crabs in the bucket 3 months 3 days ago #2

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I've seen a bunch of crabs in a bucket before and it does look like they experience selfishness. They love to grab at anything they can to get to the top before anyone else, but it almost always works against them. I think I read one time that this is called crab mentality.

Crabs in the bucket 3 months 1 day ago #3

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This is interesting, indeed. However, to be fair to our crabby friends, I do not think that crabs behave like this out of selfishness; in fact, I do not believe that they have the ability to have such a pattern of behavior stemming from a mental thought process, in the first place.

Crabs in the bucket 4 days 6 hours ago #4

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I haven't heard about this theory before, but it sounds to me like a survival of the fittest mentality. Apparently, teamwork isn't something crabs think about!