The power of the word…

The fable of the deaf frog” or “The power of the word”

A group of frogs were travelling through the forest when suddenly two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs in the hole that, for practical purposes, they were taken for dead. The two frogs ignored the comments of their friends and kept trying to jump out of the pit with all their might. The others continued to insist that their efforts would be futile.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed of what the others were saying and gave up. She collapsed and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled and beckoned him to stop suffering because, simply, he was about to die; it was in vain to keep fighting. But the frog jumped with increasing force until finally he managed to get out of the hole. When he came out, the other frogs said to him, “we are glad that you made it out, despite what we screamed.” The frog explained to them that he was deaf, and he thought they were encouraging them to try harder and get out of the hole.

-Lessons that the text teaches us:

The original fable Hsien-Sheng Liang wrote presents two important lessons:

The word has power of life and death.

One destructive word said to someone who is down can be what ends up destroying them.

Let’s be careful with what we say.

But we have found another not so explicit:

A special person is one who takes the time to encourage others.

In NASA, in the USA, there is a beautiful poster of a bee, which reads:

“Aerodynamically, the body of a bee is not made to fly; the good thing is that the bee does not know “.

How about if we were deaf to the negative things and began to encourage everyone to do something?

This time in which we live would be much better for everyone…

If you agree, join the cause and share the fable with everyone that you value.