Life’s Lessons Learnt the Hard Way …

June 3, 2009

We are often told to do things a certain way by people in authority. We trust them blindly and do what they say without thinking for ourselves. Hence we set ourselves up for mistakes. Though we need the knowledge of the experts, it is important to think through what we have been told and find our own way out. Because our circumstances are unique to us, we would be the better judge for our problems. Here’s a funny forward I received from a dear friend of mine which illustrates the above statements.

First-year students at Texas A&M’s Vet school were receiving their
first anatomy class with a real, dead cow.

They all gathered around the surgery table with the cow’s body covered
by a white sheet.

The professor started the class by telling them, “In Veterinary
Medicine it is necessary to have two important qualities as a doctor:

The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the animal body.”

As an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger
in the butt of the dead cow, withdrew it and then stuck his finger in
his mouth.

“Go ahead and do the same thing,” he told his students.

The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but
eventually took turns sticking a finger in the anal opening of the
dead cow and sucking on it.

When everyone finished, the Professor looked at them and said, “The
second most important quality is observation. I stuck my middle finger
in and sucked on my index finger.”

“Now, learn to pay attention. Life’s tough, but it’s even tougher if
you’re stupid.”

So that was for today. Your brain is a super power in itself – so go ahead, feel powerful and do something good with it!

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