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GREEDY MONKEY

Have you heard of the mischievous monkey? He was running loose and getting into people's houses and stealing food. Try as they may, the town’s people could not capture the monkey. One man had an idea. He got a very large jar with a very narrow neck and put some peanuts in the jar. The monkey noticed the jar and looked inside. He reached his hand into the jar to grab the peanuts, but with his fist clenched tightly, he could not remove his hand from the jar. But he refused to let go of his prized catch and so he was captured.

Aren't we sometimes a lot like that monkey? We’re that way with our rights. We are unwilling to relinquish our rights, even when the cost of holding on is too great.

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