Category Archives: peace

fable of the extraordinary customer service person

This story exposes the truth of a woman… …who handled the customer service desk at a bank. Because this woman possessed extraordinary patience and diplomacy, she made that difficult job seem relatively easy. As a result, most took her for … Continue reading

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the fable of the exceptional traveler

A man once needed a hat… …and knew he could find the best in his own country— —because his country made such exceptional hats.  A country of such exceptional hats must indeed be exceptional! But he also needed a shirt. … Continue reading

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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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the fable of Fox’s choices

Many or most know about the fox and the sour grapes… We know how the fox leapt and leapt and leapt, but despite his fierce effort, couldn’t reach that luscious bunch of grapes dangling above him. “Those grapes are probably … Continue reading

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the fable of the astronomer & the mushroom picker

The astronomer of our story often wandered the fields at night, his eyes and mind lost in the vast array of stars above… But on this particular night, his steps took him toward a pit dug into a country field. … Continue reading

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the hope of an incompetent human being

In his 1969 bestselling book, The Peter Principle, Dr. Laurence Peter presented this premise: “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence” At a time when many of our best and brightest seemed to be … Continue reading

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the fable of the crow who tried to be a parrot

A crow, believing he should be among more colorful festive birds… …painted himself up to resemble a parrot. But though he could match their colors, he couldn’t match their speech.  The parrots soon discovered the truth about him and kicked … Continue reading

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