Lion and His Fear

Lion and His Fear

There was a lion who feared nothing except the crowing of cocks. A chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing.  One day he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused.

“How can the crowing of a cock hurt you?” he asked the lion. “Think about it!”

Just then a mosquito began circling the elephant’s head, frightening him out of his wits.  “If it gets into my ear I’m doomed!” he shrieked, flailing at the insect with his trunk.  Now it was the lion’s turn to feel amused.


Moral:

If we could see our fears as others see them we would realize that most of our fears make no sense!

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