Human compulsion

  • Human compulsion

     Jay Summers updated 5 days, 7 hours ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Jay Summers

    Member
    May 3, 2021 at 11:02

    A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a babbling stream. It’s too treacherous to cross, so the scorpion nicely asks the frog to carry him across on its back. This makes the frog a little suspicious. It asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.” That sound reasoning relaxes the frog’s nerves. So he allows the scorpion to climb aboard and they shove off across the flowing water. They get halfway across the stream and the scorpion stings the frog directly in the middle of his back. The frog feels the onset of the scorpion’s poison and starts to sink. He manages one dying breath: “Why?!” And the scorpion replies: “It’s my nature…”

  • Commander Octopus

    Moderator
    May 3, 2021 at 11:22

    Although I understand what this fable is trying to say, I always disliked it. It reduces the Scorpion to that which stings. It fails to analyze the reasons – natural self defence, etc. Viewed a disgusting video with a couple of lads trying to make a tarantula and a scorpion fight by putting them in a jar and shaking it. Most of the time, they tried to avoid each other, until, inevitably, the Scorpion got so pressured as to sting.

    What about the frog then? Poisonous and with a fly snapping tongue. It could have swam, couldn’t it? Instead, it chose to make a fucking example of the Scorpion. It’s a bit like the Americans invading Iraq, destabilising the while region, and then crying: told you so! when Muslim militia form. (Not saying there is not enough bs in Islam to cause its own trouble…)

    • Jay Summers

      Member
      May 3, 2021 at 11:32

      Fucking hell jockey 😂 I don’t know, I think the frog asked for it, play stupid games win stupid prizes.😂 seriously, though, I think it’s a cautionary tale for the times we’re in, its important to know someone at their core and make judgments based on that.

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