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The Tale of Two Stories…

Here is  a story.

Roy, the Monkey lived in an island in the Land of Queens. He loved fishing in the river beside his house along with his son,Ricky. Those were prosperous times. Roy made a lot of money from fishing and Ricky used to get a lot of gifts from his dad.

But one day, the level of water in the river started to raise. Roy knew the island was about to be inundated. But he kept his cool. He knew what to do. Himself and Ricky were standing at the highest point in the island so that they can avoid the floods for as long as one can.

But the river kept raising. Now his feet were immersed in water. And pretty soon it came to his knees. Roy lifted his son and placed him on his shoulder. He loved his son very much. But the river kept raising. It came upto his neck. Roy was standing on his toes, struggling to maintain balance. It was not over yet. The river kept raising and the water came upto his nose and he couldn’t breath any longer. Now Roy quickly reached over to his son, lifted him from his shoulder , put him under his feet and stood over him.

I don’t blame Roy here. Everybody wants to survive and if it has to be at the cost of someone beloved, it’s not really his fault. The point is, it’s not really his fault because 1) It was a question of his own existence and 2) Roy is a ‘Monkey’.

Okay. Now lets move on to the human version of the story.

Shane is the captain of a fishing ship that is manned by his family members. The ship sails along the shores of California catching fish. Shane made a fortune from fishing during the good times and the family members were given enough to eat.

Shane feels that fishes are sparse nowadays. He has been getting more than what the other ships are getting but it doesn’t matter. His profits have gone down a bit and that is all he cares. So he decides that  if he had less people on the ship,  he could reduce the amount of fish being eaten by them there by maintaing his profit level. So he grabs some of his family members and throws them off the ship into the sea.

I don’t want to comment on this story. Probably I shouldn’t. I can’t even say why I wanted to tell this story. I hope you will understand.

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