Wise Man’s Advice

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In old times, there was a village having only one well for drinking water. One day a dog fell down in the well and died. The water became filthy and undrinkable.
The worried villagers went to the old wise man for advice. They were told to take 100 buckets of water from the well so that clean water comes to the surface of the well. The villagers took 100 buckets but water status was same.

They went to the wise man again. He suggested taking another 100 buckets. The villagers did the same but to no avail.

The villagers tried the third time to take another 100 buckets as per the advice from the wise man but the water was still impure.

The wise man said, How come the whole well is polluted even after removing a considerable amount of water. Did you remove the dog body prior to taking 300 buckets of water?

The villagers said, “no sir, you only advised us to take water out, not the dog body !!!”

Moral: Try to resolve the problems after considering its root cause. See the big picture to understand the root of the issue.  Take advice from the well-wishers, analyze it, add logic to it and act accordingly.

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

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