View Full Version : Donkey's Moral

04-23-2015, 04:08 AM
Saw this life lesson on Facebook, liked by 400k users.

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One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

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04-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Skeletor and Hordak told me that this is a horrible story and that donkey should have just been shot instead and said that those farmers are stupid for not bringing a gun.


04-23-2015, 10:08 AM

A donkey riding a shotgun?

If this story happened to everyone every two weeks then everyone would be schizophrenics, Oh wait, we 'are' all schizophrenics

04-23-2015, 10:18 AM
On a serious note- we all go through extraordinarily tough shit sometimes, Moral of the story- don't work for shitty bosses.

remember how Joseph in the bible had his family sell his slave ass, if I came back to my home town all my brothers would be going into the well, and considering I would be returning as Egypts highest officer I would be sending a lion down with them.


04-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Rubeus thankyou for posting this moral.

not everyone in the world are assholes and full of hate and neglect for others,

it does deserve a moral discussion because we are increasingly finding ourselves in a less moral, intoxicated and discompassionate society.

I don't know if the people who started pouring the sand on the donkey were inherently good people.

I always used to say to people the hardest working animal in the world is the Shire horse on account how it was an enslaved and overworked labour animal during the industrial revolution and as a war horse for the dragging of large cannons across the European continent.

someone quite rightly changed my opinion and when I asked him the question he said that it was the 'donkey' that historically has always been the hardest working and important animal in the world and has received a complete lack of compassion in the face of mans desire to build industry and self enrichment.

we owe it to everyone, least not to ourselves, to have charity, compassion, patience and forbearance, because we are all sufferers in this world.

04-24-2015, 04:38 PM
It is compassion, or fellow-feeling, which Schopenhauer claims is the basis of ethics. Moral behavior consists of an intuitive recognition that we are all manifestations of the will to live. All the great religions, he holds, were attempts to express this metaphysical reality, although they usually botched the job by fomenting doctrinal disputes of their own making:

“The conviction that the world, and therefore man too, is something which really ought not to exist is in fact calculated to instill in us indulgence towards one another: for what can be expected of beings placed in such a situation as we are? ... this ... reminds us of what are the most necessary of all things: tolerance, patience, forbearance and charity, which each of us needs and which each of us therefore owes.”