Once upon a time, an Indian guru was preaching three youngsters, and there were living in a forest. The three kids were brilliant and wanted to become the next guru themselves one day.
The guru wanted to test the students’ ability and find out their performance. So he called the students and asked them to cut a big basket of grass and told them to get it by that evening.
Students were very competitive, and they ran away and wanted to do this task as quickly as they can.
Student # 1, Brought the grass within one hour and informed guru that he had completed his mission. Guru was observing.
Student #2 came back after 2 hours but with a COW. It was a surprise to the guru, and he asked him why he brought the cow together. The student said that “Guru, you have asked me to cut the grass. But You see that is average performance. Hence I brought the cow, which is eating a cow. Bringing a cow is the next level of intelligence. Now, Guru was laughing.
Student #3 has brought the tiger cub with him! Everyone was running away and got scared. Guru managed his fear and came out and asked the student #3 for the reason to bring the tiger cub and ended up creating enough fear among all.
Student #3 replied that “Oh Guru! I saw the student#2 brought a cow. What is the point of me getting a bag of grass? I am intelligent enough, and I thought, why don’t we bring something which is eating the cow itself. Hence I found this tiger cub and brought it to you. Guru had a nightmare on that day! Now it is up to us who is smart?
Who is required?
Is it Student #1 who does what guru tells you to do or the other two who do the extraordinary things thinking that they are smart? We don’t have an answer yet because it is a perception up to guru to decide. There is no right or wrong answer as far as I know.
Should we ask questions to ourselves?
But if you replace our guru as our Mind often we end up doing things we don’t need to do and we can’t keep it simple. There is no simplicity in what we do. We thrive for bringing our tiger cub and display to this world on our amazing skills. Should we ask a tiger cub is required?
simplicity is born in doing what is required and solving the problem as it is.