August 4, 2003Parable Number 1:
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw
the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day
long? The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground
below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the
rabbit and ate it.
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
Parable Number 2:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the
top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy.
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull.
"They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and
found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch
of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the
second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was, proudly perched
at the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot
the turkey out of the tree.
Bull**** might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.
Parable Number 3:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird
froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a
cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in
the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was
actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began
to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to
investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the
pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him!
1) Not everyone who drops crap on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of **** is your friend.
3) And when you're in deep ****, keep your mouth shut!
Parable Number 4:
The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along,
some people remarked, "It was a shame the old man was walking and the boy
was riding." The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they
changed positions. Later, they passed some people that remarked, "What a
shame, he makes that little boy walk." They decided they both would walk!
Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk
when they had a decent donkey to ride. So the both rode the donkey! Now
they passed some people that shamed them saying "how awful to put such a
load on a poor donkey." The boy and man said they were probably right so
they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed a bridge, they lost
their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.
If you try to please everyone, you will eventually lose your ass.