It is amazing how everything can be turned and twisted and used by our opponents. I reached the conclusion that God must really really love duality. I cannot help it but question, what is wrong with Fox’s logic in Aesop’s fable? Absolutely nothing, nothing is wrong… In fact, it is the best self-defense one can use to not destroy oneself or others, by giving up without despair. So here is the fable in case you have forgotten it:

The Fox and the Grapes

One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard
till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which
had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench
my thirst,” quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and
a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a
One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again
and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to
give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I
am sure they are sour.”

Moral of the story: It is easy to despise what you cannot get.

So, please, can anyone tell me what is wrong with convincing yourself that the goal you are trying to reach may be too high, maybe is not good for you to stress over it, maybe is time to move on and use your energy on something more productive than obsessing over the bunch of grapes you cannot reach? What is wrong with making up a story that grapes are sour so that you can move on in life? Well, folks, I do not see any thing wrong with Fox’s logic. But, it would be wrong if Fox went around and spread the word that grape is sour. Well, yes, that would be wrong…but Fox is smart, she knows not to make fool of herself, but just fool herself so she can move on…

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