Aesops ‘frogs and the well’ & logic vs emotion
“Two frogs lived together in a marsh. But one hot summer the marsh dried up, and they left it to look for another place to live in, for frogs like damp places if they can get them. By and by they came to a deep well, and one of them looked down into it and said to the other, “This looks like a nice cool place. Let us jump in and settle here.” But the other, who had a wiser head on his shoulders, replied, “Not so fast my friend. Supposing this well dried up like the marsh, how should we get out again?”
In this discussion, we will explore themes inspired by this short fable; namely decisions governed by emotion or logic, defining risk before taking action, and the distinction between faith and fear. From this story, we can learn how to make more effective decisions in our own lives, and reap the rewards from applying the principles proposed above.
Questions for the breakout groups;
-Do you mainly make decisions impulsively or slowly? What inspires or encourages the decisions on each side of this spectrum?
-Can we justify impulsive decisions that were made to capitalize on a window of opportunity?
-What are some ways to ensure we don’t overthink before acting and fall into stagnation?