Answer by Ezra Shastry Kota:
Another example of conformity.
This was a story I heard when I was in church. A man went to the back of a circus to meet his friend who's working there. Outside the the tent he saw two elephants, mother and baby tied to two different poles. But what surprised him was the fact that the mother was tied using a very thin rope while the baby elephant was tied using a very strong one. And, to add to his curiosity, the mother was standing calmly while the baby was struggling hard on its rope to break free.
So he asked his friend the reason for this, and his answer was this:
"Every elephant is tied strongly, at the beginning, to prevent it from escaping. But even the strongest willed ones give up after some time. They lose the confidence in themselves, after a time, that they cannot even see that they can escape the bondage they are in right now. And all you need is a simple rope to hold them in place. Because their bondage is not on the outside but inside the brain itself"