A Donkey was being led down a road heading to the mountainside.
He suddenly had a foolish idea to choose his own path.
He thought the quickest way down the mountain would be to jump down the nearest cliff.
Just as he was about to jump, his master caught him by the tail and tried to pull him back.
The stubborn Donkey did not give up and he pulled with all his might.
“Fine” said his master, “go your way and see what happens.”
The master let go of the tail and the Donkey fell down the mountainside.
Lesson: If you don’t listen to friendly advise from others who are wider than you, you are on the way to misfortune.