The Donkey, The Rabbit and The Lion

One day the donkey walked up to the rabbit and said, “The grass is blue.” The rabbit replied: “No, the grass is green.”

The discussion heated up and the two decided to refer the argument to the king. In no time they were before the lion, who was the jungle king.

Now before they could reach the king’s palace, the donkey started to shout: “Your Highness, is grasses not blue?” “True. It is blue.” The lion answered.

The donkey went further: “The rabbit disagrees with me and annoys me as well. Please punish him!”

The lion then declared the rabbit would be punished with five years of silence. The donkey was happy and left. He was heard repeating that the grass is blue on his way home. The rabbit approached the king and asked why he was being punished when the grasses are green.

“The grass is green.” The lion agreed. “So why punish me?” Asked the rabbit. “The punishment has nothing to do with the grass being green or blue. It is because you stooped so low to waste your time arguing with the donkey!” The king answered.

Arguing with people who don’t care about evidence is like pouring water on a stone. It can’t retain. Never waste time on meaningless arguments. When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent. Peace is worth more than winning unnecessary arguments.