The Boy and the Hazel Nuts

Once a boy put his hand into a bottle containing a lot of hazel nuts and figs. He grabbed as many as his fist could possibly hold, but when he endeavoured to pull his hand out, he was hampered because the neck was too narrow. Unwilling to lose any of his treasure, but unable to draw out his hand, he burst into tears and lamented his hard fortune. Then a wise friend who stood nearby came to his aid by giving him the following advice: “Grab only half right now, and the other half later, and you’re bound to succeed.”

Old Learning: Do not attempt too much at once.

New Take

Sometime you need to let it go to get it.

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