There was a cat who had spent many years chasing and catching mice. She was truly an expert. Her technique was perfect, her skills remarkable.
This cat decided she would teach other animals how to catch mice. She invited one and all to come learn from her, and she didn't even charge them for lessons.
"But just look at all those rabbits!" grumbled the cat. "Fools, every last one of them."
"What do you mean?" asked another cat.
"Here I am, offering to teach anyone how to catch mice, but there's not a single rabbit who wants to learn how!"
Inspired by: The Magic Monastery by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This story is on p. 9 in the book.
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