The Man and the Lion

Once while a man and a lion were travelling together, they began arguing about who was the braver and the stronger of the two. Just as their tempers started to flare they happened to pass a statue carved in stone depicting a lion being strangled by a man.

“Look at that!” exclaimed the man. “What more undeniable proof of our superiority can you have than this?”

“That’s your version of the story,” responded the lion.

“If we were the sculptors, there would be twenty men under the paw of a single lion.”

Old Learning: History is written by the victors.

New Take

It’s the skill of sculpting that made human depict a story with itself as victor. Many a times you need a different skill to portray yourself as expert of something else.

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