kabbaged (kabbaged) wrote,

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The Parable of the Splinter

At the end of the day after sawing wood Hamish noticed he had a splinter in the palm of his hand.  Although very tired he resolved to remove it before retiring to bed.

Verily, with the use of a pin Hamish removed the splinter, and feeling no pain he went to bed.

The next Morn Hamish discovered that he still had a splinter in the palm of his hand.  At first he was vexed but then realised that it was not the same splinter, but a much smaller one.  It was only after removing the larger that he became aware of the smaller.

In a similar way the removal of one problem often does not lead to satisfaction but just to the awareness of other problems.

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