The parable of the escapist.
Once upon a time…there was a prison…in a very beautiful place in the world.
There were strong prison bars all around the prison,but people inside the prison were free..
The prisoners were fed good food,and were looked after so well that no one thought of escaping from this prison to a life of freedom.
No one except one person.
This person tried to escape by squeezing between the bars,because he was thin.But try as he would ,he could not squeeze through.If he could not squeeze through then no one else could as he was the thinnest of all the prisoners.But this man was desperate to escape.So desperate that one day he discovered a way he could escape.He started fasting quietly,all on his own.Day by day, he started loosing weight.One day,after fasting on and off for four weeks,he tried to squeeze out between the bars.Lo and behold.He was out of the prison.
He called all the prisoners,told all of them that he could squeeze out of prison and escape.They asked him how he did it and he told them the secret.He said goodbye to all of them and squeezed out.Some of the prisoners were happy that atleast one amongst them had become free and cheered him and wished him good luck.But there were others who told him how could he run away leaving them behind and told him he was selfish.The man turned around to these people” I have told you the secret and I will be very happy if all of you follow me in my freedom.” And this man escaped.
End of Parable.The question is Was this man right in escaping or should he have stayed back in prison for the rest of his life with his other colleagues?
The second question is were his colleagues right in calling him selfish or should they have been happy that atleast one of them had found freedom?