The Bucket of Crabs, or Why AA and Alanon Are Bad For Your Health
Posted on May 12, 2010 by Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes & Dr. Ed Wilson
The “Bucket of Crabs” is one of our favorite analogies. Pulling crabs out of traps on Kodiak Island, we’d just toss them into a big bucket – no need to put a lid on the bucket.
Because as soon as one crab would start to climb out, the other crabs would drag him, or her, right back down into the bottom of the bucket. There’s no escape to life back in the ocean.