THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE SNAKE AND THE SAW — A STORY ABOUT CONSEQUENCES
One night a snake, looking for food, entered a carpenter’s workshop. The carpenter, who was a rather untidy man, had left several of his tools lying on the floor. One of them was a saw.
As the snake went round and round the shop, it climbed over the saw, which gave it a little cut. At once, thinking that the saw was attacking it, the snake turned around and bit it so hard that its mouth started to bleed. This made the snake very angry. So the snake decided to roll around the saw as if wanting to suffocate it with his whole body. As the snake squeezed the saw the snake got hurt even more. Because of that, the snake thought it had to attack harder so it squeezed even more. This went on until one of them lost the battle.
The next morning when the carpenter entered his workshop he was surprised to find a dead snake cut in half and a bloody saw.
Lessons from this story:
- Sometimes in life, it is better to ignore certain situations that arise, the insults and wrongdoings people say and do to you. Because fighting every “battle” you are provoked with will not help you live a successful and happy life. Some battles will take much more from you than you will get from them if you win them.