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TWO WISE OLD GOATS

The story is told of two goats that met each other on a narrow ledge just wide enough for one goat to pass. The two goats faced each other and wondered, What shall we do? They could not back up that would be too dangerous. They could not go around because the ledge was too narrow. Now, if the goats had no more sense than humans they would have began butting each other until one fell over the ledge.

However, goats have a lot of sense, more than some people. What they did: one goat laid down and let the other walk over him. There must be a willingness to lay down for the other to walk over. Humans would have been arguing ’Who was to lie down.1

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