Chains, Elephants and Synchronicity

It is said that in India, baby elephants are chained to train them:
“The iron chain and silken cord are both equally bonds” Johann Cristoph Friedrich von Schiller
A friend of mine tells a story about baby elephants. In countries where elephants are used as working animals, they must be trained when they are very young and not yet too powerful. The first thing a trainer does is fasten a heavy manacle [...]