Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Dog And Its Tail

   You know that moment when you put your two hands on your head in utter bewilderment and cry out YEPA!? That moment when you feel extremely stupid, when you realise you’ve messed up big time and the once smart you is now the joke of the day? Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about, I know I’m not the only one that does stupid things around here.

Funny how sometimes we laugh at people that back off for one reason or the other and we compare them to a dog running with its tail between its legs. But you see, the thing about that dog is that it realises when a situation is too big for it or when it has made a mistake it can’t fix. So while everyone may laugh at it for running away like that, what people don’t know is that it is better off in flight than in a fight with a powerful bear because that fight just might end its life. Even though the dog may feel ashamed at being laughed at, it knows within itself that it is better to run and face tomorrow than to fight and die just to please the ever wavering and very imperfect crowd. By the next day, they will find another source of amusement.

Its hard enough admitting that we’ve reached that YEPA! moment, but at times its even harder to walk away from it all and start afresh. While it is good to have a fight in us and not give up on what we want, its also good not to allow pride to get the best of us and prevent us from admitting we took the wrong road. He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day. So whether it’s the wrong job, or a jerk of a partner or a friend who is better described as an enemy, sometimes, letting go, is better than ending up in a ditch. Hello everyone. J

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