There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat…..One day, the horse fell ill.
So the farmer called the veterinarian, who said:
“Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days.
I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.
The goat, standing nearby, listened to their conversation and started introspecting.
The next day, they gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat approached the horse and said: “Be strong, my friend.
Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep!”
On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat came back and said: “Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die!
Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three…”
On the third day, they came to give the horse the medicine and the vet said:
“Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise,
the virus might spread and infect the other horses”.
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: “Listen pal, it’s now or never!
Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great!
Come on, one, two, three… Good, good. Now faster, come on…… Fantastic! Run, run more!
Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion…!!!”
All of a sudden, the owner came back and saw the horse running in the field! He began shouting:
“It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!!!!”
For introspection :
Who is the real contributor? Am I listening to the one who is only shouting? Am I rewarding the right person? How do I create a good feedback loop?
If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember:
AMATEURS BUILT THE ARK [which saved all the species]
PROFESSIONALS BUILT THE TITANIC [all died tragically]