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The Climber

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

The Climber

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A climber fell off a cliff, and, as he tumbled down, he caught hold of a small branch on a tree, but it was obvious the branch wouldn't hold for too long.

"Help! Is there anybody up there?" he shouted.

A majestic voice boomed through the gorge:

"I will help you, my son, but first you must have faith in me."

"Yes, yes, I trust you!" cried the man.

"Let go of the branch," boomed the voice.

There was a long pause, and the man shouted up again, "Is there anybody else up there?"


Moral of the Story: We want to believe in things but only when they suit our purposes.