One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all of his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.
Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel the dirt on top of the animal, the donkey kept shaking it off and moving up a step.
Pretty soon everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off.
The moral of the story is that when you feel like You’re being dumped on, use the situation to your advantage. Be stubborn in the face of adversity. Shake it off, and step up. You’ll soon find a way out.
– author unknown