Once upon a time, a cat and a fox were walking together in the forest. As they strolled, they heard the barking of hounds in the distance.
The cat became frightened and said to the fox, “We must find a place to hide, or we’ll be caught by those hounds!”
But the fox replied calmly, “There is no need to panic. Let’s go over to the hill and observe the situation first.”
So, they went to the top of the hill and saw a pack of hounds running toward them. The cat immediately climbed up a tree and hid in the branches, while the fox just sat down and watched.
When the hounds reached the fox, they asked him why he wasn’t afraid like the cat.
The fox replied, “Because I have learned that it’s better to be clever than to be afraid. The cat only knows how to climb trees when danger is present, but I know how to think and act wisely to avoid danger altogether.”
The moral of the story is that it’s important to use your intelligence to overcome challenges and to be resourceful in difficult situations. Being smart and adaptable is often more effective than simply reacting out of fear or panic.