• Aesop Fable

    by  • April 4, 2018 • * Safe for Work *, To You • 4 Comments


    The Scorpion and the Frog

    A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
    scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
    frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
    says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

    The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
    the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
    paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
    but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

    Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”


    4 Responses to Aesop Fable

    1. Me
      April 5, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Do you think I am the frog or the scorpion?
      I know I am the Frog, I am a kind, loving, giving person by nature.
      Are you the scorpion? If so, you need to let me know so we both do not drown.

      • Me
        April 8, 2018 at 9:33 pm

        I want to redo my last response on 4-5-18 @ 9.22.
        The story is more like this.

        I am a young frog who met a young scorpion who is too young to sting 30 years ago.
        Over 4 years, we became close on an unusual level.
        One day I helped my scorpion companion cross a stream.
        Out of the blue he stings me. He is young and his venom is not at full potency.
        I ask why he stung me and he says “it’s my nature”.
        So I make it across the stream, but I collapse at the edge from his weaker venom. The scorpion thinks im dead and runs away thinking he killed his compaion.
        26 years later I run into my old scorpion companion near the edge of a stream he needs to cross again.
        I ask, are you going to sting me again and he answers no, and asks how I survived the first time.
        I answer, I do not know, maybe because we were young and your venom was not at full potency.
        I start crossing the river and he stings me again. I yell ouch, but nothing else happens. Before I could ask why, he stiings me a second time. I yell ouch again and yell, stop that. I make it to the other side a little sore but otherwise ok. I ask him why he did that. He answers “it’s my nature. He then asks me, how did you survive? I say, while your stings are still painful, I think I may be immune to your venom because of the sting with weaker venom 26 years ago.
        The frog and scorpion became even closer than before and over time his instincts no longer saw the frog as a threat or food so the instinct to sting the frog faded away.
        The were happily together the rest of thier lives.


        • The frog
          April 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

          The frog has to do all the changing, all the work, all the sacrificing, all the endurance, while the scorpion goes on and on hurting others with only a remark “it’s my nature”. Some how that does not make their relationship equal. Relationships need to somehow be equal or someone is using the other.

          • Agreed.
            April 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm

            My thoughts exactly. Whoever this scorpion is, still seems to have never matured. I have been in love with one like this before. I walked away when I realized I deserve more.

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