Trying Facebook Room, The Elephant Rope Story, Drinking Australian Grown Kukicha

by Soo Chung
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Last week, I added Drink Positivitea to my self-care routine where other people can also join virtually. There are three sessions per week in English, Korean, and Spanish. Today was the first day for the Drink Positivitea. If you are interested in joining, you can find detailed information in the Drink Positivitea to fight against COVID-19 Blues post.

For Drink Positivitea, I tried Faecbook Room instead of Zoom. I liked how Room was easier to navigate on Facebook, but I am not sure whether I like Room.

Pros:

  • Room is free to use
  • Looks cleaner and easier to navigate on Facebook
  • You can pre-schedule your Room and share an external URL link
  • You can Facebook live from Room.

Cons:

  • You can only create one external URL link. If you want to schedule a room for different events, you will need to change titles according to your event schedules.
  • You can’t record Room screen like Zoom
  • Your Room automatically locks when you start Room. I hope I didn’t block out people for entering.

Since today was the first time, I will try a couple more sessions and decide whether I continue to use Room or switch to Zoom.

The Elephant Rope Story

For any Drink Positivitea intro, I decided to start by sharing something that can fuel mind & soul. When I googled an inspirational story, the Elephant Rope story came up first. I’ve heard this story many times, yet it was refreshing to listen again.

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants werenโ€™t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.

All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didnโ€™t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didnโ€™t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied;

โ€œwhen they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, itโ€™s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.โ€

The only reason that the elephants werenโ€™t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasnโ€™t possible.

Kukicha by Perfect South

For today Drink Positivitea, I prepared Australian Grown Green Tea – Kukicha by Perfect South

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