A man and three bulls


A young man wished to marry a
farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went
to the farmer to ask his permission.
The farmer looked him over and said,
“Dear young man, go stand
out in that field. I’m going to release
three bulls, one after another.
If you can catch the tail of any one of
the three bulls, you can marry
my daughter.”
The young man stood in the pasture
awaiting the first bull. The barn
door opened and the biggest, meanest-
looking bull outran. He
decided that one of the next bulls had
to be a better choice than
this one. So he avoided catching that
bull and stood aside silently.
The barn door opened again.
Unbelievable. He had never seen
anything so big and fierce in his life. It
was so heavy and terrible.
It ran fast towards him. So escaped
from that bull and saved himself.
Whatever the next bull was like, it had
to be a better choice than this
The door opened a third time. A smile
came across his face. This
was the weakest little bull he had ever
seen. This one was his bull.
As the bull came running, he
positioned himself just right and
at just the exact moment.
He grabbed… but the bull had no tail.
Moral: Opportunities do not come
always. They come rarely.
Most importantly opportunities come
in the form of difficulties.
Don’t lose opportunities. Always try to
grab the first opportunity.


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