The story of the frog and the scorpion

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The Scorpion and the Frog by William Adam Borst

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I was not aware of The Scorpion and the Frog fable until I had met with a few development executives out here in sunny Los Angeles and they all referenced it. Knowing it's meaning pretty important when talking about story.
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What's "The Scorpion and the Frog" Fable and Why Do People Reference It?

The Scorpion and the Frog. One day, a scorpion wanted to travel across a stream to explore what he might find there, not knowing how he might get there. He reached the streams edge, the stream was wide and flowing fast. The scorpion stopped to evaluate the situation. He decided to check here and there, going upstream and then downstream.

The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, both would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog then agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature. Sometimes, very smart people forget that the government is not their friend. The government can be your friend for awhile, and against your common enemies, but eventually the government will sting you just as the scorpion stung the frog in the famous fable recounted above.

The Scorpion and the Frog is an animal fable that seems to have first emerged in Russia. On account of its dark morality, there have been many references to it since then in popular culture , including in films, television shows, and books. A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion argues that if it did that, they would both drown. The frog considers this argument sensible and agrees to transport the scorpion.

This is the story of a scorpion who was bored in his neck of the woods, and wanted to explore other lands. Therefore, it seemed like a nice idea to cross the river and see what was on the other side.
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  1. The Scorpion and the Frog is an animal fable that seems to have first emerged in Russia. Moral[edit]. The moral of the story is that, like the scorpion, vicious people often cannot help hurting others even when it is against their interests.

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