When they're too strong they take away your flexibility.
And not just your geographical or physical flexibility.
They also take away your mental and emotional flexibility.
And your ability to react to an ever changing environment.
Just like that tree can't go anywhere, you can't go anywhere.
Mentally, physically and emotionally.
You lose your flexibility.
And the ability to adapt to an ever changing environment.
So whatever you do, try to keep your flexibility alive.
That's how you survive in the 21st century
Don't be a tree...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]