Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Ostrich

There was this hen that used to loiter around the fields and peck its food. One day, it came across something it has never seen before. It was the egg of an ostrich. The hen was awe-struck by the sheer size of the ostrich's egg. As it has never seen an ostrich before, it thought that some other hen would have laid such a big egg. It then thought, if ate more and tried harder, it too could lay such a big egg.

It set the determination to lay a big egg and started to eat like anything, scouring to the fields eating whatever it could find. It had eaten enough that it could hardly take anymore. It rested for the day expecting the big event to happen the next day.

The next day, it had the impetus to lay the egg, it started to try and push harder to deliver the egg it had expected. After all the hard work and effort, it laid the simple small egg that it used to lay daily.

Some organisations/people at the higher helm think this way, like the hen did. It is not that they should not aim high, but it is the fact that they are aiming/doing things out of proportions than they can handle :)

So long until the next post.


ThndrKiss said...

Good one. Mocking is not a bad deal but failing to do it properly is bad :).

R.Prabhu said...

ThndrKiss, I don't get your comment, "Mocking is not a bad deal but failing to do it properly is bad :)". Have I missed something?

ThndrKiss said...

copying something from someone is not a bad idea. But if we fail to mock that properly it is really bad.

R.Prabhu said...


Ha ha ha, got you ;)

ThndrKiss said...

I was talking about the hen who was trying to mock ostrich. Professionalizing our 'Goats' discussion is really a good idea. :). Hope i ain't ambiguous. ;)