A local pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won!
The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in another race, and it won again.
The local paper read:
PASTOR’S ASS OUT FRONT.
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.
The next day, the local paper headline read:
BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S ASS.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey.
The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent.
The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:
NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.
The bishop fainted.
He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read:
NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.
The next day the headlines read:
NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE.
The bishop was buried the next day.
The moral of the story is . . . being OVERLY concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . it could even shorten your life!
Also, stop worrying about everyone else’s ass and you’ll be a lot happier and live longer!
The author of the story written above is unknown. It was shared on a WhatsApp group I belong to. It may be a bit racy for some people, but it captures the point beautifully – something ALL LinkedIn members can benefit from.
So be yourself and develop good judgment on whom to listen to, and whom not to listen to…and who you tell what to. And, be clear about the meaning to what happens to you or to others – NEITHER BECOME LIKE THE BISHOP NOR THE NUN!
Remember, your influences (who you listen to) influences your mindset, which influences your choices, which influences your actions, and therefrom your outcomes and your life. Working backwards, if you don’t like your life, change who you listen to, and what you share with others – and who you spend your time with.
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