The secret of success is having right knowledge. Whenever we respond to life boastfully thinking we know it all – no matter how much we know, we find ourselves reacting foolishly.
So how do we drop the boastful personality so that we know what we need to know? Not by avoiding involvement in life, but by getting fully involved in life only after being certain that we do know what we need to know.
A poodle and a fox decided to cross a river by paddling together on a log.
The fox boasted, “I know all there is to know about paddling.”
“About water,” the poodle replied, “I know only one thing.”
‘Well,” bragged the fox, “I know a dozen things about how to paddle, and another dozen things about the river.”
“I’m afraid I only know one thing,” replied the poodle.
At that moment a large current of water swept them off the log. The fox began wailing out, “Help me, I cannot swim.”
The poodle brought the fox safely to shore, and then said, “The one thing I know, is how to swim.”