Tuesday, October 11, 2016

So many things we can learn right now

From a wikipedia synopsis:

scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so.

I've heard a variation of this with an alligator carrying a monkey across a river, the point is the same in terms of the ending of the monkey and the frog.  Different outcomes for the alligator and the scorpion, but unfortunately relevant in our current events in a number of ways.

Beware the alligators and scorpions.