The Donkey and the Tiger

The image is a colorful, detailed illustration depicting a whimsical scene. A donkey, anthropomorphized and dressed in green traditional Indian attire, appears to be in an intense conversation with a lion, who is roaring back. A tiger, wearing a turban and blue attire, sits nearby, observing the exchange. The setting is outdoors, with lush green grass and a green curtain hanging from above. In the background, there’s a silhouette of an elaborate building structure resembling Indian architecture. The sky is bright with scattered clouds, suggesting it’s either dawn or dusk.

I’m not sure what the original source is of fable this, but in light of the political bickering that seems to be pervasive nowadays, I thought it was worth sharing here. Thanks to my friend Doug for making me aware of it on Facebook, and thanks of course to the original author.!

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 of silence.”

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.

This tale serves as a reminder of the futility of arguing with those who are blinded by their beliefs and illusions. It is a waste of time to engage in discussions that make no sense, especially with those who, despite all evidence, lack the ability to understand or are blinded by ego, hatred, and resentment. Their only desire is to be right, even if they aren’t.

The origin of “The Donkey and the Tiger” fable is unclear. However, it is believed to have originated in India . The story has been retold in many cultures and languages, with slight variations in the plot and characters. The fable has been used to teach children the importance of listening and understanding others .

Source: Microsoft Copilot

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