October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015
Aesop's fables were part of my first grade curriculum which influenced my lifetime decisions. Especially the story about the grandfather, the little boy, the bundles, and the donkey.
The story began that all were travelling together through one town after another. The townspeople in each village held different ideas on how the configuration of the above components should be aligned. As many different combinations of the group as one can imagine was offered, and followed, such as:
1. Have the grandfather riding the donkey and the boy carrying the bundles.
2. Have the little boy riding the donkey and the grandfather carrying the packages.
3. Have only the load be carried by the donkey and old man and little boy walking.
4. Finally in one burg the folks derided the situation. They stated. "Of course, the donkey's a beast of burden. The grandfather, the grandson, and the parcels should all be on the donkey. Why were they walking?"
So as in the case of the past, the suggestion was again followed.
As the group passed over a bridge the donkey lost its footing and the grandfather, the little boy, the packages and the donkey all fell into the river below.
The moral of the story was and is: Use common sense
to decide what course of action you should take. Ignore any suggestions that you deem impractical in order to maintain your goal in life.
Think about suggestions which appear to be an improvement on your original ideas and if so, incorporate them only when you determine that they are better than your first plan.
I have made my choices based on all the evidence which I gather, and then choose the best path to follow. Only when there is a superior suggestion offered, do I consider it and then and only then do I change my course of action. However, every decision is mine and I am not influenced by the chatter of others.
Every person must follow their own guide lines and determine their own fate. Therefore no one else is to blame for your actions as each action is your own determination.