The Donkey and His Master
an Aesop Fable
A man was leading his donkey down a road, when the donkey
got free and ran to the edge of high cliff. The man ran as fast as he
could to the donkey and grabbed his tail to stop the donkey from going
off the edge of the cliff. But the donkey was stubborn; the more the
man tried to stop him, the more the donkey pulled the other way.
well," said the man, "if you are determined to go your own
way, I cannot stop you."
A strong-willed beast will go his own way even to destruction.