Let me give you another view of “crabs in a barrel” syndrome. Crabs in a barrel are not in their natural habitat; they are in an unnatural state of existence. Their concern is how did I get here and how do I get back to my natural environment or state of being. The human being can be the same as the crab feeling themselves outside of their natural state of being. They are outside of the spiritual environment; experiencing spiritual amnesia.
Barrel living means living in confusion and chaos. We claw and scratch through life trying to achieve job, money, relationships, a home, a car or whatever everyone else has whether we need it or not.
To come out of the barrel…
Accept yourself as you are
Learn more about self-improvement
Accept others as they are
Strive to be and do better today than yesterday
Crabs in a barrel always have an opportunity to come out of the barrel, not by clawing on a brother or sister, rather by becoming a human ladder of support.