Short Story Of The Donkey And The Tiger –
When Arguing Is Futile
The donkey told the tiger, “The grass is blue.”
The tiger replied, “No, the grass is green.”
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the
issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started
screaming: “Your Highness, isn’t it true that the grass is blue?”
The lion replied: “If you believe it is true, the grass is blue.”
The donkey rushed forward and continued: “The tiger disagrees
with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him.”
The king then declared: “The tiger will be punished with 3 days
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and
repeating “The grass is blue, the grass is blue…”
The tiger asked the lion, “Your Majesty, why have you punished
me, after all, the grass is green?”
The lion replied, “You’ve known and seen the grass is green.”
The tiger asked, “So why do you punish me?”
The lion replied, “That has nothing to do with the question of
whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because
it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste
time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and
bothered me with that question just to validate something you
already knew was true!”
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic
who doesn’t care about truth or reality, but only the victory of
his beliefs and illusions.
Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are
people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have
the ability to understand.
Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the
only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, Intelligence moves on.