There once was a bunch of tiny conservative frogs who arranged
a running and climbing competition. The goal was to reach the
top of the highest tower in the county.
A big crowd of Democrats had heard about the event and gathered
around the tower to see the race and to make fun of the contestants
they so hated. And so the race began.
But honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the
tiny conservative frogs could ever reach the top of the high
tower, thinking they were stupid for trying, shouting out harassing
statements such as:
"Oh, no way. It's too difficult! They'll never make
it to the top. You're all idiots."
"Not a chance they will ever succeed," they
told each other. "The job is too hard for such little
silly frogs. They will never have the strength to finish.
And besides, we all know it's not possible."
Many of the tiny conservative frogs were hearing the comments
coming up from below, and began to realize maybe the Democrats
were correct and began collapsing from the hard journey, giving
up. One by one, except for a few who still had a fresh tempo
and were climbing higher and higher, dropped out.
The crowd of discouraging Democrats continued to yell as loud
as they could at a harder pace, making more fun of those that
had just quit.
"It was too difficult! We told you so. No one will
make it! You're all stupid little frogs for trying. Everyone
knows it can't be done. We all can see that clear as day!"
More of the tiny frogs that were left climbing the tower were
getting very tired and started to give up, realizing the crowd
of dissenters were probably right, and they were really idiots.
It really was too hard an achievement, they thought.
But one little conservative frog, ignoring the crowd, kept
moving up and up and up and continued higher and higher and
higher. This one little frog just wouldn't give up. And with
one final great effort made leaped to the very top of the tower,
turning and looking down at the tiny-looking crowd that were
swearing up at him, shouting he had cheated and was a liar.
But in the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
even the crowd who didn't have to do anything except yell, had
believed in defeat before the race had even begun. That is all
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the
only one who reached the top and stood there delighted that
he knew he had been right.
"It could be done," he thought to himself.
All of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this
one frog managed to do it. After carefully climbing down from
the tower, one of the Democrats, a grim-faced journalist, questioned
the tiny frog and his ability, saying he had somehow cheated,
for everyone knew it was not possible to climb that huge tower.
"You obviously cheated," the journalist said
pushing a microphone into the little frog's green face. "You'll
be the laughing stock of the town when I get through with you.
The whole county will know by tomorrow that you didn't really
reach your goal, just looking like you did. You're a fake, a
phony, and a lair!"
The little frog said nothing. Everyone in the crowd of Democrats
started to shake their fists more at him, screaming, "We
knew it. You can't admit the truth. You're a scum! You're a
The frog looked very puzzled at the angry faces after having
achieved his fine, dangerous, and stunning climb, not understanding
the looks of anger on everyone's faces, the wide openings in
their faces moving rapidly up and down.
The little frog then borrowed a pencil and a large piece of
paper from a table nearby and wrote on it, holding the paper
up over his head when finished as if it was sign.
"I'm sorry, is there a problem?" it read.
"I can't hear you. I'm deaf."
The wisdom of this story is obvious. Never listen to other
people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic when you know
the goal can be achieved. Because all the wanabees want to ever
do is to take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from
you, making themselves look more important in the end, knowing
the world better than you do.
Always remember the power of the word and be deaf to those
whose mouths move up and down, because they don't know what
they're talking about.
Edited by Webmaster. I knew I
could do it.