Politics » THE FOURTH IDIOT by: Fashnet(m) .:. Sat, 15 Aug, 2020 - 02:39:22:pm GMT
Sultan Akbar asked Birbal, his grand vizier, to look for four biggest idiots in his kingdom and produce them in his court within a month.
After a month's extensive search operations, Birbal brought to the court only two people!
"But I asked for four", Akbar angrily asked.
"Give me a chance to present them one by one", Birbal pleaded and went on to present his idiots:
"Maharaj, this man, while travelling in a bullock cart, was keeping his luggage on his head so as not to hurt the bullocks. He is the first idiot. *(In corporate parlance , the ones who take all load on themselves and fail to delegate)*
Pointing to the second man Birbal continued, "And this man here is the second idiot. Some grass grew on the roof of his thatched house and he was trying to force his cow to climb up a ladder to graze on it." *( In corporate parlance, these are those who set unrealistic targets and force others to achieve them without realising their capabilities and competency)*
Birbal continued, "Maharaj, there were a lot of important jobs for me to do in the state, but I ignored them and wasted a precious month in search of idiots. According to me I am the third idiot." *( Idiots who rush obediently for wrong job assignments without any qualms)*
Birbal paused here for a moment.
"Who is the fourth idiots?", Akbar thundered.
"Beg your pardon, Sultan", Birbal continued, "You are the King and are responsible for the well-being of the entire state and its people.
You need wise persons to help you oversee the affairs of the state. Instead of looking for wise people you engaged me to look for idiots. According to me you are the fourth idiot. *( Bad leaders who make poor strategies and want idiots to follow blindly)*
Funny but very profound.
Because, many of us have been, at one time or the other, at least one of these four idiots!
Let's all try to make a better tomorrow by correcting our actions today!!!
**Help the needy and love everyone**
Re: THE FOURTH IDIOT by: MissDairo(f) .:. Sat, 15 Aug, 2020 - 09:57:25:pm GMT
Re: THE FOURTH IDIOT by: Obajichi(f) .:. Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 - 08:46:03:pm GMT
As funny as this story is, there's a great deal of truth in it.
Basically, there's a fourth idiot in all spheres of our system in Nigeria starting from the lowest to the highest levels of leadership.
If we find ourselves in any position, it is pertinent not to allow ourselves be the FOURTH IDIOT because it'll ruin a lot of things , not just for us but for those who have entrusted so much in us to make a great change.
**I love being me.**