A short Blog today, just to get you thinking, as your children are in the middle of exams, or of course revising hard, and taking them in the future….
This quote is said to be from Albert Einstein:
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its’ ability to climb a tree, it will live its’ whole life believing that it is stupid”.
We know that a mudskipper fish can (awkwardly) climb a tree, and a flying fish got its name for flying above the water… one recent Nature programme on TV called “Nature’s Weirdest Events,” presented by Chris Packham, showed fish walking down the streets of Florida!
Each of these animals had this second ability, but obviously their main life-skill was in a different area.
The following tale was taken from one written by an MIT professor in the United States:
“Once upon a time the animals had their own. The subjects were running climbing, flying and swimming, and all of the animals took all the subjects.
The Duck was really good in swimming—better, in fact, than his instructor. He just about passed in flying, but he was practically hopeless in running. Because his performance was so low in running, he was made to stay after school and drop his swimming class in order to practice his running. He kept this up until in the end, he became only average in swimming, but average was just about good enough to get a “pass” grade, so nobody was worried about that except the duck himself.
The Eagle was considered a real problem pupil and was always in trouble. Every single climbing class, he beat all others to the top of the tree, but he always used his own way of getting there!
The Rabbit started at the top of the class in running, but in the end, he had a nervous breakdown, and quit school because of all the classes he had to take to try and work on his swimming.
At the end of the year, an abnormal Eel that could swim well and run, climb and fly a little was made Head Prefect.
I trust the point is clear?
Article taken from the blog by Norma Lewis, of Norma Lewis Nannies.