Life's Number One Lesson


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 cheating Nazi."

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.



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