Life Lessons

Don’t be a a Bonsai Person

Girl's hand holding bonsai tree
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People in Japan are fond of keeping plants in their houses. As houses in Japan are relatively smaller, they have developed bonsai plants — miniatures of large plants. In fact, bonsai plants look like dwarfed copies of real plants. Cutting and trimming the plant roots produces these plants.

The bonsai experiment has been carried out on crocodiles. Crocodiles hatched from two eggs from the same parents, possessing the same genes, were subjected to different environments in which to grow. One was kept confined to a small tank and the other was left free to grow in a large lake. Over time, the crocodile in the lake grew to be a healthy, giant crocodile and the one in the tank had a comparatively dwarfed growth.

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Ravindra Singh is a management professional, trainer, personal development coach and business consultant with over four decades of work experience in the corporate sector at senior positions. He is also author of the book Success Is Yours – Go For It.

Ravindra Singh

Ravindra Singh is a management professional, trainer, personal development coach and business consultant with over four decades of work experience in the corporate sector at senior positions. He is also author of the book Success Is Yours – Go For It.