The Gnat and the Bull

A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the bull, “Do you mind if I go now?” The bull merely raised his eyes and remarked, without interest, “It’s all one to me; I didn’t notice when you came, and I shan’t know when you go away.” 

Moral of the Story

We are often of greater importance in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbor. The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit. 

I get it; at times, we may walk around like our s*** don’t stink, as if we are the greatest individual to have walked this earth — to be the best thing since sliced bread. Or that we may often be of more consequence in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbors. Remember — we are individuals (single, separate, one person) in a population (All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country). Try not to make yourself bigger than what you really are — when you’re focused on YOU all of the time, you close your mind off to everything else. Then everyone else who is looking at you, your mannerisms, or even listen to what you’re saying, will see that you’re conceited and they won’t have time for all of that. Open your eyes and ears…pay attention to what’s going on around you…there are many things that are going on around you and you’re not aware of it because you’re feelin’ yourself too much. As a result, you miss out on a blessing or an important lesson that needed to be learned. Stay humble my folks!





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