The Woman and the Fat Hen

A woman owned a hen that laid an egg every morning. Since the hen’s eggs were of excellent quality they sold for a good price. So, at one point, the woman thought to herself, “If I double my hen’s allowance of barley, she’ll lay twice a day.” Therefore, she put her plan to work, and the hen became so fat and contented that it stopped laying altogether.

Old Learning: Relying on statistics does not always produce results.

New Take

Relying on statistics is not bad, it’s the wrong information that creates problem. It is better to gain knowledge on a subject to understand what to look for before concluding.

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