Which kid are you?

A parable of getting to the other side.

A parable of “out of the box” thinking and acting.

Let me tell you a story.

One day three kids were walking down the sidewalk.

As they approached Johnny’s house, all three saw the house and the fence around the house.

Johnny said “Let’s go to my house.”

Mary saw the house and the fence. She walked up and opened the gate.

Johnny saw his house. He studied the house and the fence. He then jumped over the fence.

Tommy saw the house and the fence. He sat thinking, looking around. He saw a big sledgehammer. He went, grabbed the sledgehammer and knocked the fence down.

A fourth kid watched from a distance. He studied the kids, looked at the fence and he decided to …

Which kid are you: Johnny, Mary, Tommy, or the fourth?

(Phillip F. Kapela, author)

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