If I could find the straps that lash this painful burden to my soul I would spend my days and nights doing nothing but chewing through them.
This is an a-ha! moment for me.
This prompted me to do a quick search. Look what I found.Sumatran tiger chews its leg off to escape trap
Now check out what the Phoenix Zoo
says about the Sumatran tiger.
They will kill whatever they can catch, including fish, crocodiles and fowl, with the most common larger prey being wild pigs and deer.
If I had the courage to attack a crocodile, there probably wouldn't be many things that scare me. Yet here's an animal I figure to be rather ferocious chewing off its leg to escape a trap. Fear, or survival instinct?
Maybe in a sense we're all trying to chew our way out of our traps. This could be looked at as an act of desperation, or maybe it's motivated by a need to survive. Perhaps that's one of the implications of the term "survivor": a victim may resign himself to the trap while a survivor is going to try and claw and chew his way out.
Maybe we're not as helpless and weak as we may think.