Monday, December 13, 2010
Two travelers, Father and his son. Left for a journey with their companion, a mule.
For simplicity, lets name them Tom, Dick and Harry respectively. So Tom and Dick, both are sitting on Harry and they are progressing in their path towards the destination. Like any traveler, they encounter multiple villages on their way.
As they passed through the first village, few local villagers commented, " Look at the father and son perched on the poor animal. They have no remorse for the poor fella. Shame on those guys!."
Tom couldn't ignore that comment. So he thought it would be a good idea for him to get down and let Dick stay put.
As they passed through the second village, few more villagers commented, "Look at the son! He is making his father, an older person, walk while he is luxuriously sitting on the mule. Shame, Shame!
Dick couldn't ignore that comment. So he got down and asked his father to sit. And he started walking by their side.
As they passed through the third village, some local villagers commented again, "What a decadence! The father, a more responsible being, is making his son walk.Look at the poor son as he stumbles to walk. The father should take that burden on himself! "
Both Tom and Dick couldn't ignore that comment. So they thought the best way to avoid these tantrums is for them to walk aside Harry.
As they passed the fourth village, some local villagers burst in to laughs, " Has anybody seen idiots lately? Look at the father and son going past. In spite of the mule, these duds are walking!"
Neither Tom nor Dick or Harry could ignore the comment. But they didn't know what more to do. So they said, "Chuck it!" Held their head hight and kept moving ahead.
So what's the moral of the story?
No matter what you do, there's always someone talking. Then all you can do is to keep moving ahead.