07 December 2011

REFLECTION: The Oxen and the Axle-Trees

A HEAVY WAGON was being dragged along a country lane by a team of Oxen. The Axle-trees groaned and creaked terribly; whereupon the Oxen, turning round, thus addressed the wheels: “Hullo there! why do you make so much noise? We bear all the labor, and we, not you, ought to cry out.” Those who suffer most cry out the least. [Translated by George Fyler Townsend. Aesop's Fables (p. 22). Amazon Digital Services, Inc.. ]

How are you suffering?

How loudly are your crying out?

If you cry louder, your voice will be better heard.

If you suffer in silence, your reward will be small.

Speak your mind.

Make your complaints known.

Be rewarded