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The Donkey And Conquering Life

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An excellent fable! We would all do well to heed the message.


I love simple stories that teach, especially analogous ones. They last so much longer in the memory and therefore so does the lesson at the heart of them. This is one of my favourites.

Got yourself a cuppa? Then I’ll begin:

A donkey was going for a walk on his farmers land one day and unfortunately fell down a dis-used well. The poor donkey was only slightly scratched but was in shock and fairly distressed because peering up into the shaft towards the light some distance above, he could see that climbing out of the well was not going to be an easy task.

The farmer had heard his pitiful wailing and came to see what had happened. His worried pacing up and down had not pacified the donkey as he could tell that the farmer could not decide how to get him out and he cried some more. Eventually…

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