Once upon a time, a naïve man was taking his Ram to the market to sell.
The naïve man hanged a bell around Ram’s neck and tighten the rope to his donkey’s saddle. He sat on the donkey and hit the road while the Ram was following them. By hearing the jingle of the bell around Ram’s neck, the guy knew the Ram is safely following him, and there was nothing to worry about.
A group of thieves silently untightened the Ram on the way and hung the bell to the donkey’s tail. After a little while, a man was standing in the middle of the road and asked the Ram owner: “Why did you tighten a bell to your donkey’s tail?”
Poor, simple-minded guy realized that someone had stolen his Ram.
The man on the road told him: “Leave your donkey with me and run for your Ram. I will wait here for you.”
The naive guy ran and looked for his Ram but couldn’t find it. He returned to get his donkey back, but that guy had stolen his donkey, and no one was there.
He walked tired and disappointed, and beside water well saw a group of men gathering.
The group gave the naïve guy, food, and water. The simple-minded guy told them the whole story of his Ram and donkey. The group felt so bad for him and said: “We are wealthy merchants.
Some thieves attacked us, and we threw our sack of money in this water well to be safe. Now none of us knows how to swim to get our money back. If you bring our money back from the well, we will give you enough money for your loss of donkey and Ram.”
The naive guy once again believed them. He took his clothes off with some money he had in his pocket and, left to get to the well. He searched in the water for a bag of money, but there was no money. When he came out of the well, he realized he had lost his clothes and money too.”
“I shared this story because it reminded me how naïve we are, of all the beliefs we put on elections, governments, some friends and families, and have faith in their lies and continue trusting them again and again.”
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