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The Worst Waste of Time

October 16, 2022

With gratitude to online friend and colleague Jody G. Ray

The donkey said to the tiger:

“The grass is blue”.

The tiger replied:

“No, the grass is green.”

The discussion heated up, and the two decided to submit to arbitration, and for this they went before the lion, the King of the Jungle.

Already before reaching the forest clearing, where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey began to shout:

“Your Highness, is it true that the grass is blue?”

The lion replied:

“True, the grass is blue.”

The donkey hurried and continued:

“The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts and annoys me, please punish him.”

The king then declared:

“The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence.”

The donkey jumped cheerfully and went on his way, content and repeating:

“The grass is blue! The grass is blue!”

The tiger accepted his punishment, but before he asked the lion:

“Your Majesty, why have you punished me? After all, the grass is green.”

The lion replied:

“In fact, the grass is green.”

The tiger asked:

“So why are you punishing 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 not possible for a brave and intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey, and on top of that come and bother me with that question.”

Conclusion? The worst waste of time is arguing with the foolish fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of their beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on arguments that don’t make sense.

There are people who, no matter how much evidence we present to them, will not understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they look are not.

When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent.

Your peace and quiet are worth more.

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