The Jackass and the Statue

An ass who was carrying a statue in a religious procession was driven through a town, and all the people bowed in deep reverence as the statue passed them.

As a result the ass, who thought that they were actually worshipping him, became very much taken with himself and refused to budge another step. But the driver soon laid the stick across his back and said, “You foolish dolt! They’re not paying you their respect but the statue that you’re carrying.”

Old Learning: Only fools try to take the credit due to others.

New Take

Closeness to a powerful person brings some perks.

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