The Scorpion and the Frog

Original article The Scorpion and the Frog by Kingsley Bye.

We all create a lifetime of bad habits and conditioning. Some indeed appear to be ingrained in our psyche. There appears to be truth in the adage that people cannot change their basic nature. Well let me tell you a story about a scorpion, a strong flowing river and an intrepid frog. I am sure you may have heard the story before.

Once upon a time, a frog found itself on a small island in the middle of the Limpopo in flood, in the company of a scorpion. The water was swiftly lapping at this island and soon the island would be entirely engulfed. Mr Scorpion asked the frog if he could ride on his back to the safety of the distant shore...

"Well Mr Scorpion," said the Frog, "if I let you on my back, surely you would sting me, after all this is what scorpions do!"

"Yes, but Mr Frog," replied the scorpion, "why would I do that, then I would die as I cannot swim."

The frog was a generous soul so he allowed the scorpion to climb on his back and proceeded to swim to the shore. Half way there Mr Scorpion sees movement ahead, a river snake has spotted the frog and sees a tasty meal. The scorpion jumps off the frog and lands on the river snake, stinging the snake to save the frog. The frog thanks the scorpion as he sinks into the depths with his tail still embedded in the snake...

"Thank you Mr Scorpion for saving my life," says the frog, "but now you yourself will die!"

The scorpion gasped, "You helped me, now spread the word, even a scorpion can change!"

So can you and you and you! It takes one step, one change in thought, a cold shower or a shoulder shaking. You can change the world, save the world and recreate reality. Give it a little thought.


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