The Donkey and His Driver

A Donkey was being driven along a road leading down the mountain side, when he suddenly took it into his silly head to choose his own path. He could see his stall at the foot of the mountain, and to him the quickest way down seemed to be over the edge of the nearest cliff. Just as he was about to leap over, his master caught him by the tail and tried to pull him back, but the stubborn Donkey would not yield and pulled with all his might.


“Very well,” said his master, “go your way, you willful beast, and see where it leads you.”

With that he let go, and the foolish Donkey tumbled head over heels down the mountain side.

They who will not listen to reason but stubbornly go their own way against the friendly advice of those who are wiser than they, are on the road to misfortune.

Moozie says “Be kind to yourself. Listen to others and you will continue to learn as a result, and grow smarter and wiser. Kindly and appreciatively accept all the good advice that you can get, and be sure to thank your parents, teachers and others for helping you.”