I'm not an elephant

Training elephants for the circus requires that a chain be placed on a baby elephants leg and attached to a post strong enough the baby pachyderm can't pull it out of the ground. Very quickly the elephant will learn that it is stuck in one place by pulling against the chain and getting nowhere. Once the elephant has learned that the chain holds it in place its handler can safely remove the chain confident the elephant will not try to leave. We look at this story and think