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BK Magazine Business Fables
Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
There was a flood in a village.
One man said to everyone, “I’ll stay! God will save me!”
The flooding rose higher and a boat came, and the man in it said, “Come on, get in!”
“No!” replied the man. "God will save me!"
The flood rose even higher and the man stood on the roof of his house.
A helicopter soon came and the pilot yelled out, "Climb aboard!"
"No, God will save me!”" the man replied.
Eventually the waters rose too high and the man drowned.
As the man ascended to the gates of heaven, he asked God, “Why didn’t you save me?”
God replied, “Listen, you moron, I sent a boat and a helicopter!"
Moral of the Story: Assuming that things should happen a certain way blinds you to all other options.