On the lawns of a forest grazed a handsome horse. He was a fast runner. But, he was often frightened by a tiger that passed by now and then.
One day, as the horse was grazing, a man passed that way. He asked the man, “Sir, aren’t you afraid of lions and tigers?” The man laughed aloud and answered, “Me! Look what I have”. He showed rifle and continued, “Should any animal approach me I can shoot and kill him”.
The horse asked, “If that is so, sir, will you help me?” The man replied, “Of course. I will. What will you do for me?” The horse said, “Anything you want of me, I will do”.
The horse told the man about the tiger. The man said, “If you let me saddle you and take you with me, you need not be afraid of the tiger”. The horse was too happy. The man led the horse into town and left him in a stable.
Now, the horse thought to himself, “I am indeed safe here. But I don’t have any freedom”.
De-Briefing of this Story
Never take very secure decision in your life because security has its own price. Many people take 9 to 5 job for fixed income but they are passionate about something else. They do get job security but at the cost of their passion.
This Story can be used to share the importance of
1-Avoiding too much Safety
2- Not Giving up Freedom
From the Website – Englishforstudents.com