The Ass and his Master

Once upon a time, there was a farmer who was travelling with his donkey to the market. The market to was at the bottom in the valley and they had to travel all around the mountain to get there.

The Donkey said, “BRAAAAY! BRAAAAY! Dear Master, if we run down the cliff, we can reach the market much faster.”

The Master said, “Yes, but the cliff is steep and we will surely fall down. It is safer if we travel around the mountain.”

The Donkey decided, “Fine. I shall see you in the bottom of the mountain then”.

The donkey moved towards the edge of the cliff. The master pulled the donkey back by its tail many times but he would not listen. Finally, the master gave up.

The Master said, “Ok. It seems that you have to learn the hard way. Go the way you want and see the path it leads you on.”

The Donkey stepped off the cliff and fell down and broke its head.

 

Moral: They who will not listen to reason but stubbornly go their own way against the friendly advice of those who are wiser than they, are on the road to misfortune.

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