So, Let’s consider: Sometimes you have to do what’s right…regardless of what the rules are.
There’s a story that’s told about a school teacher that took a small fish out of the fishbowl he had in his classroom and left it on the desk beside the bowl and let it flap around. Before he left the room, he admonished the class that if anyone left their seats during his absence that they would be severely punished. And then he left.
All the children sat and watched as the fish flopped about gasping for air. None left their chairs for fear of punishment.
Finally, a little a little girl in the back jumped up from her chair and ran up to the floundering fish, replacing it in the bowl and giving it life. She was the only one attempt to aid and rescue the fish versus watching it die.
In time, the teacher returned to the room and informed his students that the fish had been a lesson for them. That the fear of getting in trouble should never stop you from doing what’s right or coming to the aid of someone in need.
Sometimes you may have to challenge and even oppose authority and group think simply because it’s the RIGHT thing to do.
Never forget this little parable.
I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.
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