One day a man tied his dog to a 10ft rope on a tree, and everyday when a squirrel passed by the dog would jump up in an attempt to get him. The man saw this and decided to cut the rope down one inch and tie him back to the tree. It continued, every time the squirrel would pass, they dog would chase after it until the rope would choke him and he'd fall back to the ground, only for the man to cut off another inch of the rope and tie him back to the tree. .
One day, after the man cut the last piece of rope and the dog was no longer tied to the tree, the same squirrel came running by the dog, but this time he just raised his head, looked at him with sad eyes and put his head back down without an ounce of ambition to chase after him. The squirrel then looked at the dog, puzzled to find no rope in sight, and never came back again.
What are the ropes that have YOU tied only to find out they no longer exist?