A MONKEY AND TWO CATS
Once upon a time two cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces. But one piece was slightly bigger than the other, both the cats wanted the bigger piece and then they went to a monkey and asked to sort out the matter.
The monkey said,” Don’t worry. I’ll make both pieces equal. Then it took a bite from the bigger piece. But this made the other piece larger. So it took a bite from the other piece. This continued till the pieces became very small.
Seeing this, the cats pleaded,” Sir, We are satisfied. Let us have the pieces now.”
The shrewd monkey replied,” This is my fee for sorting out the problem. Saying this, it gobbled up the remaining cheese”.
Morale: Better to compromise among friends and get even less of one’s due share than to invite a rogue middleman as mediator.
I had a long career in Army. I was trained to follow orders, instructions and set rules, taking those as axiomatic. That strayed me a bit from free thinking as happens with all technology users. Basically I am a free thinker always and now in search of some basic truth in my own way. ([email protected]).