was a General who wanted to cross a river. He was unsure of the depth of the
river, and whether his horse could make it across. He looked around for help and
saw a little boy nearby. He asked the boy for advice.
looked at the size of the General's horse and paused for a moment. He then
confidently told the General that it is safe for the General and his horse to
cross the river.
proceeded to cross the river on his horse. As he approached the middle of the
river, he suddenly realized that the river was, in fact, very deep, and he
almost drowned. After he recovered from his shock, he shouted at the boy and
threatened to punish him.
The boy was
stunned and innocently replied, "But General, I see my ducks crossing the
river everyday without any problem, and my ducks have shorter legs than your
If you need advice, get it from people who know what they are talking about.
Napoleon Hill says that, "opinion is the cheapest commodity on earth."
Make sure you review for yourself the opinions of others before you act on them.