The donkey in the well
A donkey once fell into an old dry well. The poor animal cried piteously all night. The villagers were quite helpless. There was no way they could think of, to get the poor creature out. Having got tired of hearing his continuous screams for help, the villagers decided to resort to ‘mercy-killing’. They all gathered around the well and started shoveling mud into the well in order to bury the donkey in its well- shaped grave.
Each time they threw mud on it the donkey shook the mud off its back and stepped up over it. Soon the villagers realized that the animal was shaking off the mud and rising to a higher platform each time. They got more and more mud. The donkey stopped crying out and waited patiently. After hours of laborious help rendered by the villagers, the donkey was able to reach a level where it was able to step out of the well and trot happily away!
If we don’t give up and face difficulties with fortitude, surely there is a way out. The solution may not always be obvious, but that does not mean that there is no solution.
Attitude is what is most important. Interestingly, if we give the value of number 1 to A, and 2 to B…. and so on till Z is 26, then adding the values of A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E, we find 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100. Attitude is the most important thing to garner, which is why it carries full 100 marks!