Crocodile Story - a light banter

I was browsing through a newspaper when I came across an article, which I reproduce herewith for your reading pleasure, to break your boredom as well as for learning of which the learning is of my own interpretation.

Once there was a billlionaire who had a collection of live crocodiles. He kept them in a pool at the back of his bungalow.

The rich man also had a beautiful daughter who was single. One day, he decided to have a big birthday party for the daughter.

During the party, he announced, "My dear guests, I have a proposition to every single man here. I will give a million dollars or my daughter to the man who can swim across this pool full of crocodiles and emerged unharmed!"

As soon as he had finished his last word, there was a sound of a large splash.

The guests all turned to see a man in the pool swimming as fast he could. They cheered him on as he kept swimming. Finally, the man made it to the other side of the pool unharmed. The rich man was impressed. "My boy, that was incredible! Fantastic! I didn't think it could be done! Well, I must keep my end of the bargain. Which do you want, my daughter or the one million dollars?"

The man replied "Listen. I don't want your money nor your daughter. I want the person who pushed me into the water!"

Oh, what a laugh. However, ponder a while. Are there any lessons to be learnt here? A few I can think of.  First, you do not know what you can do until you are being pushed. Thank the person. You now discover your talent. Secondly, take the reward and ask question later otherwise you miss an opportunity. Third, be thankful that you are alive and remember that there is always danger lurking around, even when you are among friends. Fourthly, don't stand near the pool or anywhere else that expose you to be in the frontline when you see a challenge - unless you want to position yourself there by choice. Finally, be alert wherever you are ... (anything else?) ...

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