fable well worth remembering...
man, a boy and a donkey were going to town.
rode on the donkey and the old man walked.
went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the
old man was walking and the boy was riding.
man and the boy thought that maybe the critics were right, so they
they passed some more people that remarked, "What a shame he
makes that little boy walk."
then decided they both would walk. Soon they passed some more
people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent
donkey to ride.
they both rode the donkey.
they passed some more people that shamed them by saying how awful
to see such a load on a poor donkey.
and the man said they were probably right, so they decided to
carry the donkey.
crossed a bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell
into the river and drowned.
moral of the story?
try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass good-bye.