Friday, February 3, 2023

Don't Argue With Donkeys

A Fable: 

The donkey said to the tiger:

    "The grass is blue".

The tiger replied:

    "No, the grass is green."

The discussion heated up, and the two decided to submit him to arbitration, and for this they went before the lion, the King of the Jungle.

Already before reaching the forest clearing, where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey began to shout:

    "His Highness, is it true that the grass is blue?".

The lion replied:

    "True, the grass is blue."

The donkey hurried and continued:

    "The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts and annoys me, please punish him."

The king then declared:

    "The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence."

The donkey jumped cheerfully and went on his way, content and repeating:

    "The Grass Is Blue"...

The tiger accepted his punishment, but before he asked the lion:

    "Your Majesty, why have you punished me?, after all, the grass is green."

The lion replied:

    "In fact, the grass is green."

The tiger asked:

    "So why are you punishing me?".

The lion replied:

    "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green.

    The punishment is because it is not possible for a brave and intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey, and on top of that come and bother me with that question."

    The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on arguments that don't make sense...

    There are people who, no matter how much evidence and evidence we present to them, are not in the capacity to understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they are not.

When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent. Your peace and quiet are worth more."


  1. De minimis
    De minimis is a Latin expression meaning "pertaining to minimal things", normally in the terms de minimis non curat praetor or de minimis non curat lex, a legal doctrine by which a court refuses to consider trifling matters.

  2. Sadly, no side of any issue these days seems to have a shortage of donkeys.

    Wise King Solomon tells to answer not a fool according to his folly lest you be like unto him. In the same breath, he tells us to answer a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit. What does this mean? Do not waste time arguing with fools. Whether we laugh or rage, there is no peace.

  3. unfortunately these days the donkeys seem to be charge rather than the lions or tigers...